What Are You Reading? (+ Jennifer Ashley Giveaway)

Posted June 29, 2018 by Casee in Features, Giveaways | 14 Comments


Casee: I’ve had a great reading week. I read The Darkest Warrior by Gena Showalter, which was amazing. It’s in my top three favorites in the series. Look for my review on Monday. You will love Gillian and Puck. If you haven’t read the Lords of the Underworld series, you really should.

After a brief hiatus from the Dark Protectors series by Rebecca Zanetti, I am back to it. Last night I finished Provoked, which is the fifth book in the series. I’m starting Twisted next. It’s actually a novella and I’m not a fan of novellas. They usually don’t have enough meat for me. As I’m not a meat eater, that is really weird to say. Each book in this series is better than the one before it. That sounds like such a cliché, but it’s true. This series will definitely be in my top five of the year.

Holly: I had very little reading time this week. I managed to listen to the McCabe trilogy by Maya Banks. In Bed with a Highlander, Seduction of a Highland Lass and Never Love a Highlander are all wonderful books. Banks’ contemporaries can be hit or miss for me, but all three of these were amazing. If you haven’t read the trilogy, I highly recommend them.

I also reread The Kingpin of Camelot by Cassandra Gannon after forcing recommending Tracy read it. It’s such a fun book. If you’re looking for something light and outside the box, you really must try it. I also started listening to Diamond Bay by Linda Howard. It’s my first time in audio and so far it’s pretty good.

Rowena: This week was a productive week on the reading front of me so I’m a happy camper. I’m really hoping that this reading business sticks with me for the rest of the summer because I have a bunch of books to read. I read One Small Thing by Erin Watt and that was an enjoyable read that was complicated, a little angsty but still super sweet. After that, I read The Fragile Ordinary by Samantha Young and that was another fabulously sweet contemporary YA romance. I followed that up with Hard Sell by Lauren Layne which was my favorite read of the week because Matt and Sabrina’s story is everything that I wanted it to be. Lauren Layne is so my jam these days.

Now, I’m finishing up The Accidentals by Sarina Bowen and it’s another great contemporary YA. Sarina Bowen is really rocking this writing business. She writes such great stuff. When I’m done with this, I’ll be jumping into The Real Deal by Lauren Blakely.

Giveaway Alert

We are very fortunate here at Book Binge. We have loads and loads of books to read and we want to share the wealth so each week, we’ll be tacking on a Freebie Friday giveaway to our What Are You Reading posts. This week, we’re giving away…

What Are You Reading? (+ Jennifer Ashley Giveaway)Scandal Above Stairs (Kat Holloway Mysteries, #2) by Jennifer Ashley
Series: Kat Holloway Mysteries #2

Publication Date: July 3, 2018
Point-of-View: Third
Genres: Historical Romance
Pages: 320
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Priceless artwork has gone missing from the home of a wealthy baronet, and his wife stands to take the blame. When Kat's employer asks for help in clearing her friend's name, Kat trades her kitchen for the homes of Mayfair's wealthiest families. Soon antiques are disappearing not only from the extravagant households of connoisseurs and collectors, but from the illustrious British Museum. As the thefts increase in frequency, Kat calls upon her friend Daniel McAdam, who has already set himself up in a pawnshop on the Strand as a seedy receiver of stolen goods. When a man is murdered in the shop, Kat must use all of her wits to see that the thieves are caught and justice is done.


What Are You Reading: Scandal Above Stairs

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

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14 responses to “What Are You Reading? (+ Jennifer Ashley Giveaway)

  1. LSUReader

    I’m currently reading My Own True Duchess (Grace Burrowes.) Earlier this week, I finished Come Home to Me (Liz Talley) and The Moscow Deception (Karen Robards.) Thanks for the post and giveaway.

  2. Kareni

    Recent reads here ~

    — a book I quite enjoyed which others here might also like — Letters to the Lost: A Novel by Iona Grey
    — Nora Roberts’ Shelter in Place. While I enjoyed the story (if such can be said about a novel revolving around a mass shooting), it’s not one that I see myself re-reading.
    — Fatal Chaos (The Fatal Series) by Marie Force. I’ve enjoyed all of the books in this series that I’ve read. This is the most recent, but it turns out I’ve managed to skip one. Don’t ask me why my library has volumes one, four, and twelve of this series but is missing the rest. This series is best read in order.
    — enjoyed Bru Baker’s contemporary male/male paranormal romance Camp H.O.W.L.
    — Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll which proved to be a poignant read.
    –the memoir My Grape Year (Grape Series Book 1) by Laura Bradbury which was a light and pleasant read detailing the author’s year in Burgundy when she was seventeen. If you read this, prepare to be made VERY hungry as much delicious food and wine is consumed. I was inspired to read this book after reading the transcript of an audio interview with the author at the SBTB site.
    — re-read Murder In Thrall by Anne Cleeland which I enjoyed once again.

  3. carissa

    im reading A discovery of witches by deborah harnkness and it is a word dense book but im loving the story

  4. JenM

    This week I read Bonds of Justice by Nalini Singh. I’m late to the Psy/Changelings, but slowly working my way through the series. I also read Melt For You by J.T. Geissinger. Really disliked the heroine until about the 50% mark where she at least became tolerable, but the hero, Cameron, sigh, burly, tattooed, Scottish, kilt-wearing rugby player -where can I get one of those please?! Just picked up The Kiss Quotient from the library, but sadly I have company all weekend, so I’m trying to figure out when I’ll be able to read it.

    • Melt for You was really frustrating for me as well. I loved, loved Cam, but the heroine’s insecurities drove me batty. Burn for You was much better, imo.

      Is this your first time reading the Singh series?

  5. Laura Lovejoy-Brunk

    Im reading The Last Wolf by Maria Vale and listening to Bittersweet by Sabrina Bowen. Im a HUGE fan of Jennifer Ashley and adore the historical mystery series !

    • How is the Bittersweet audio? I bought a copy a couple months ago but I haven’t listened to it yet (I read it when it was released, but I figured the audio would be good for my commute).

    • I tried the first JAL contemp when it was first released, but I couldn’t get into it. I bought each subsequent book as they were released, and I haven’t read those either. Someday.

  6. Glenda

    Finished Madeline Hunters Wicked trilogy and started Grace Burrowes’ My Own True Duchess.

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