What Are You Reading? (+ Lorraine Heath Giveaway)

Posted October 12, 2018 by Casee in Features | 19 Comments

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Casee: I have been reading some great books this past week. I’m currently reading Seduction in Session by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake. This is book number two in their Perfect Gentlemen series. Holy crap, this series is so good. The heroes are alpha, the women are strong. Throw in a good mystery on top of that? I’m hooked. There are two more books in the series, with the fifth book coming out next year. I’m going to be traveling today so I know I’ll finish it and move onto Big Easy Temptation, the third book. I can’t wait!

I’ve also been listening to Sarina Bowen’s True North series on audio. I’m currently listening to Bountiful, which is book four of the series and probably the most boring. I had extremely high expectations for this book, but it’s just turned out to be meh. The book isn’t bad, just not what I was hoping for. Only two more books to listen to then I’m going to move on to her Brooklyn Bruisers series.

Holly: I had another slow reading week. I wanted to read, but I didn’t have a lot of time. I listened to Steadfast by Sarina Bowen this week after Casee was talking about it. I love Jude. The narrators were good (it was my first time in audio, though I’ve read it several times). I also listened to If He’s Daring by Hannah Howell. It was just okay. I didn’t love the way things played out in the end, but the romance and overall story line were pretty good.

I reread the last half of Phoenix Unbound by Grace Draven, because I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I’m currently reading Archangel’s Prophecy by Nalini Singh, Shadow and Ice by Gena Showalter and I’m listening to Speakeasy by Sarina Bowen (currently $3.99 for Kindle, and $1.99 for the audio add-on).

Rowena: This week was for reading Shadow and Ice by Gena Showalter so that Casee, Holly and I can review it together and that’s going to be an interesting review because I spent most of the book bored. shrugs After that, I jumped into Phoenix Unbound by Grace Draven and enjoyed that book heaps more than I did Shadow and Ice. Now, I’m finishing up Fireworks by Sarina Bowen, which I’m enjoying a lot before I jump into my book club book, Never Seduce a Scot by Maya Banks. I also hope to finally jump into Kill the Queen by Jennifer Estep. Wish me luck!

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? (+ Lorraine Heath Giveaway)When a Duke Loves a Woman (Sins for All Seasons, #2) by Lorraine Heath
Series: Sins for All Seasons #2
Also in this series: Beyond Scandal and Desire, Beyond Scandal and Desire (Sins for All Seasons, #1), When a Duke Loves a Woman, When a Duke Loves a Woman (Sins for All Seasons, #2)
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: August 21, 2018
Format: Print
Source: Publisher
Point-of-View: Third
Genres: Historical Romance
Pages: 400
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Gillie Trewlove knows what a stranger's kindness can mean, having been abandoned on a doorstep as a baby and raised by the woman who found her there. So, when suddenly faced with a soul in need at her door—or the alleyway by her tavern—Gillie doesn't hesitate. But he's no infant. He's a grievously injured, distractingly handsome gentleman who doesn't belong in Whitechapel, much less recuperating in Gillie's bed.

Being left at the altar is humiliating; being rescued from thugs by a woman—albeit a brave and beautiful one—is the pièce de résistance to the Duke of Thornley's extraordinarily bad day. After nursing him back from the brink, Gillie agrees to help him comb London's darker corners for his wayward bride. But every moment together is edged with desire and has Thorne rethinking his choice of wife. Yet Gillie knows the aristocracy would never accept a duchess born in sin. Thorne, however, is determined to prove to her that no obstacle is insurmountable when a duke loves a woman.

What Are You Reading: When a Duke Loves a Woman

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


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19 responses to “What Are You Reading? (+ Lorraine Heath Giveaway)

  1. Jana Leah

    I listened to Ali Wentworth’s Ali in Wonderland. Narrated by the author, so that made it even more funny.

  2. JenM

    I’ve lately gotten on a SF Romance kick thanks to the Pets In Space anthologies. The third one just released this week and the second was so good that I pre-ordered this one. One of the authors I discovered from the anthology was Carol Van Natta and I just finished Overload Flux as well as 2 additional novellas in her Galactic Concordance series.

    For a change of pace, I’m also reading Dangerous, a historical by a new author, Minerva Spencer and loving it. She took the unrealistic old trope of the innocent virgin who gets rescued from a Sultan’s harem and instead wrote a much more realistic story of a Duke’s daughter who was kidnapped by pirates at age 14, ended up in a harem, is most decidedly NOT an innocent anymore, and now at age 32, finds herself back in England trying to put together some kind of life.

  3. Kelly

    I’m reading Toni Aleo’s Misadventures with a Manny. And after that, I’m sticking with the manny theme and reading Rafe.

  4. Kareni

    Looks like a lot of good reads! I’m just home from a family trip. I’ll be back later to post my reading list.

  5. Jana Leah

    Crocodile & the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters. I liked it, but not sure if I’ll read any more in the series.

  6. Kareni

    Books I read last week include ~

    — I enjoyed browsing through The Art of Creative Watercolor: Inspiration and Techniques for Imaginative Drawing and Painting by Danielle Donaldson for inspiration in advance of my monthly art gathering

    — read and enjoyed Mating the Huntress: An Interracial Romance by Talia Hibbert which is a contemporary paranormal romance with an amusing tone.

    — finished Bones (Gothika Book 2) which is an anthology of works by Kim Fielding, Eli Easton, Jamie Fessenden and B.G. Thomas. All four stories deal with voodoo, and I actually feel like I learned a bit about a religion of which I knew little. That said, I don’t think I’ll be in a rush to re-read this.

    — a memoir dealing with autism; it was a relatively easy read ~ Bad Animals: A Father’s Accidental Education in Autism by Joel Yanofsky

    — If you’re in the mood for a book about people doing kind things for strangers, I’ll recommend Jim DeFede’s The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland which was an enjoyable read.

    — Not A Mistake (Hot Under Her Collar Book 1) by Amber Belldene is a contemporary romance that I enjoyed. What’s novel about this romance is that the heroine is a minister, and the author is herself a minister. 

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