What Are You Reading? (+ Julia Chapman Giveaway)

Posted July 12, 2019 by Holly in Features, Giveaways | 6 Comments

Casee: I’ve done quite a bit of Kristen Ashley reading/listening this month. KA just does it for me. I wasn’t too excited to listen to one of her audiobooks because they are so long, but I am so glad I did. Complicated was amazing on audio. I loved it. I also read Fire Inside and Walk Through Fire from KA’s Chaos series. I’m currently reading Wild Like the Wind by Kristen Ashley. I’m not sure how I feel about it yet. I’m not a fan of the heroine so far.

I’m listening to Hard Sell by Lauren Layne. I didn’t think I would really care for this book because I didn’t like the characters in the first book of the series. It has been surprisingly good.

Holly: I did a lot of re-reading this week. I read Wildest Dreams, Fantastical and Midnight Soul by Kristen Ashley. I listened to How to Date Your Dragon by Molly Harper. The ebook was on sale with the audio addition, so I bought it. Then I had to listen to it again. Jonathan Davis isn’t my favorite male narrator, but I love Amanda Ronconi.

For new-to-me books, I listened to Mister O by Lauren Blakely. It was a cute Best Friend’s Sister romance. I’m taking a break from Blakely now so I don’t burn out. I read Untamed Delights by Suzanne Wright, the final book in the Phoenix Pack series. I’m sad to see it come to an end. I read Wait No More by Stephanie Nicole Norris, an Amazon rec. I liked the base romance, but the plot frustrated me some. Still, I’ll look for more of her books in the future. I also read The Whole 30: The Official 30-day Guide To Total Health And Food Freedom by Melissa Hartwig. It was an interesting read.

Rowena: I only read a couple of books this week but both books were quality reads and I’m very happy with both of them. I read Wolf Rain (Psy-Changeling Trinity #3) by Nalini Singh and I read Lauren Layne’s new release The Prenup. I really enjoyed Wolf Rain but I FLIPPIN’ LOVED THE PRENUP! I didn’t know what to expect because I kept hearing that Lauren Layne was going away from her steamy romances and because I LOVE her steamy romances, I was a little hesitant to start this one but I shouldn’t have worried because Lauren Layne delivered another emotional roller coaster of a romance that didn’t suffer any without the sex scenes, IMO. I enjoyed it so much that I cried. It was so stinkin’ good.

Now, I’m reading Beginner’s Luck (Chance of a Lifetime #1) by Kate Clayborne and I’ll probably listen to Like the Wind by J. Bengtsson for some buddy reads before I jump into my review pile for the month. 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? (+ Julia Chapman Giveaway)Date with Malice by Julia Chapman
Series: The Dales Detective #2
Publisher: Macmillan
Publication Date: October 19, 2017
Format: Print
Source: Publisher
Genres: Mystery
Pages: 400
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"It’s dark in the Dales this winter . . .

When Mrs Shepherd arrives at the Dales Detective Agency on a December morning, quite convinced that someone is trying to kill her, Samson O’Brien dismisses her fears as the ramblings of a confused elderly lady. But after a series of disturbing incidents at Fellside Court retirement home, he begins to wonder if there is something to her claims after all . . .

With Christmas around the corner, Samson is thrown into a complex investigation. One that will require him to regain the trust of the Dales community he turned his back on so long ago. Faced with no choice, he enlists the help of a local – the tempestuous Delilah Metcalfe.

Against the backdrop of a Yorkshire winter, Samson and Delilah must work together once again if they are to uncover the malevolence threatening the elderly residents of Bruncliffe. Could the danger be perilously close to home?"

What Are You Reading: Date with Malice by Julia Chapman

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


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6 responses to “What Are You Reading? (+ Julia Chapman Giveaway)

  1. DiscoDollyDeb

    This week, I read CD Reiss’s ONLY EVER YOU, which is sweet, trope-y ((friend-to-lovers, fake fiancé, billionaire) and meta (the heroine is a writer on a romance show called—ta-da!—“Romancelandia”—and her real life and the scripts she writes start blending into each other). I loved it!

    I had to DNF Clare Connelly’s HIS INNOCENT SEDUCTION, which was published by Harlequin’s Dare (a line that makes me wish Harlequin hadn’t shut down Blaze). I’ve liked Connelly’s angsty romances in the past, but HIS INNOCENT SEDUCTION is a mess: While working as a waitress/bartender, the heroine decides that a frequent customer (an attorney) is going to relieve her of her virginity—she then pursues, with grim purpose, the surprised and (initially) somewhat reluctant gentleman. I know how I would feel about that dynamic if the genders were reversed!

  2. Kareni

    I’ll be interested to hear your thoughts on Like the Wind, Rowena. I liked the author’s Cake and the follow-up book.

  3. Kareni

    Recent reads ~

    — A Midnight Spark by Emma Barry and Genevieve Turner. This is a modern historical (moon shot era) romance novella that the authors serialized for members of their mailing list; I enjoyed it.
    — Valor’s Choice (Valor Novel Book 1) and The Better Part of Valor (Valor Novel Book 2) by Tanya Huff both of which I enjoyed. These are military science fiction.
    — a fun time travel book ~ Bump Time Origin by Doug J. Cooper. Initially I thought I might put aside the book, but then I got caught up in the story. I was a little surprised when the story ended and would like to read on. A sequel is promised but as this is a new book…
    — reread SK Dunstall’s Linesman … again.

  4. Jana Leah

    The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon – it was a little slow at first, but then I ended up really enjoying it.

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