What Are You Reading? (+ Emma Douglas Giveaway)

Posted November 30, 2018 by Casee in Features, Giveaways | 10 Comments


Casee: I am still (yep) reading Vengeance Road by Christine Feehan. These last few weeks have really thrown me off my reading game. First there was getting ready for family to be in town. Then there was family in town. Then there was recovering from having family in town. I was finally able to sit down with this book and really get into it this week. I’m about 80% through it and it’s pretty decent. Standard Feehan fare.

I’m also listening to Hate Notes by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. Holy shit, this book is funny. I don’t even want to think about what I look like sitting in traffic, laughing like a maniac. Actually, I don’t really care how crazy I look. I am so loving this book. If you have Kindle Unlimited you can get it for free on Kindle. I am looking forward to finishing this one. I happened to fall into this book so I don’t know what else these authors have written. I can’t wait to find out.

Holly: I finished listening to Ain’t She a Peach by Molly Harper, which was cute. I liked how quirky and sort of dark/funny the heroine was. I wouldn’t classify this series as strictly romance, since the heroines do a lot of growing over the course of the books. I also listened to Goddess with a Blade by Lauren Dane (a reread I enjoyed), One More Time by Laurelin Paige (there was a lot of gratuitous sex, but the reunited lovers story was cute) and Ache for You by J.T. Geissinger. It was pretty awful, guys. The heroine is so horribly angry for the entire book there was no redeeming her. I wanted to love it, because it’s a Cinderella retelling, but no. Just no.

I re-read Coming Undone by Lauren Dane, which I adore. Brody 4ever! I also read Chocolate and Sin by K.F. Breene. I liked it okay, but it moved slow in parts. I’m looking forward to the second book. I started reading Royally Hung by Anne Marsh, another Cinderella retelling, but I ended up DNF’ing it about 50% in. The writing voice didn’t work for me at all.

I’m currently listening to Blade to the Keep by Lauren Dane and reading My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren.

Rowena: It’s been a pretty slow reading week for me. I had family in town for my niece’s farewell this week (and Thanksgiving) and the last of our family left yesterday so I spent yesterday doing laundry and cleaning up the mess that was left behind. I did manage to get some reading done though.

I finished Save the Date by Carrie Aarons and didn’t particularly enjoy that one all that much. I moved on to My Favorite Half Night Stand by Christina Lauren and even though that book was problematic as hell, I still enjoyed it. Yesterday, I started listening to Ache for You by J.T. Geissinger and had to put it down with about 4 hours left of listening time because I wanted to, still want to, throat punch the heroine for being a whiny little piece of shit. I’ll finish listening to that today and then you’ll read all about my bitchy thoughts when I review that with Holly.

I started reading Once and for All by Sarah Dessen last night and so far, it’s good. I’m not bored, I don’t hate anyone yet but it’s still early days…haha. Just kidding. Seems like a bunch of characters are getting on my nerves these days. Anyway, after this book I’ll pick up The One You Fight For by Roni Loren cause I need to tackle my review pile before I get behind.

I hope everyone is having a great reading week!

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? (+ Emma Douglas Giveaway)No Place Like You (Cloud Bay, #3) by Emma Douglas
Series: Cloud Bay #3
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: December 5, 2017
Format: Print
Point-of-View: Alternating Third
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 304
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Home--in the island village of Cloud Bay--is where the heart is. . .

Leah Santelli always knew that Zach Harper, son of a rock legend and her best friend's brother, was painfully out of reach. Then, on the night of her eighteenth birthday, Leah shocked herself by asking for--and receiving--the gift she wanted: one night of passion with Zach before he left town to pursue his rock star dreams. Now, years later, Zach is back in Cloud Bay to record his first solo album. His return could also be Leah's big chance to step up her own music career. But getting the producing credit she needs means spending long hours with Zach in the recording studio...and falling back into the habit of longing for him, for better or worse.

Zach used to believe that a man must put his past behind him. But coming back home for Cloud Bay's famed music festival has allowed him to finally make amends with his family and, much to his surprise, reunite with Leah. He might have left her once but now it seems he can't stay away. Trouble is, even though the heat between them burns hotter than ever, Leah has old wounds in need of healing before she can give Zach a real chance. Can he find a way to convince her that they can make more than just great music together--and that she's the one that he wants for all time?

What Are You Reading: No Place Like You by Emma Douglas

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

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10 responses to “What Are You Reading? (+ Emma Douglas Giveaway)

  1. CelineB

    I haven’t read much since I was busy binging all the movies I could get in before Filmstruck shut down yesterday. Then I’ve been sick today, but I will finish Wild Seed by Octavia Butler before this weekend’s out and move on to the latest Sherry Thomas.

    I won Ache for You in a Goodreads giveaway and need to get to it soon, but I’m afraid based on the AAR review, a couple of FB friends saying it wasn’t as good as expected, and now Rowena. Melt for You was so good that my expectations for it were very high.

  2. Kareni

    Books read over the past week ~

    — Shay Savage’s Luffs which is a newly released companion novella to her caveman romance Transcendence. I enjoyed revisiting the characters from the earlier novel but wanted more.
    — the author of a favorite series published a new book in that series. I promptly bought it, read it, and re-read it. I was very happy to read it and my only complaint is that it is finished: Expedition, Estimation, and Other Dangerous Pastimes (Claimings Book 4) by Lyn Gala
    — Continued on with the Honor Harrington series and read David Weber’s In Enemy Hands (Honor Harrington Book 7) which I enjoyed.
    — I’d burned out on J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood books after about the first six and was not taken with her Bourbon Kings novels; however, I quite enjoyed her newest book which I finished late last night; I’d describe it as romantic suspense. Caution: gore alert. Consumed (Firefighters series) by J.R. Ward. I won Consumed here, so thanks again!

  3. I loved Judgment Road so I can’t wait for Vengeance Road. Glad to hear you are liking it for the most part. I like her style of writing though even if it can get repetitive at times but I do love her world building.

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