Author: Casee

What Are You Reading? (502)

Posted October 18, 2019 by Casee in Features | 5 Comments

Casee: I’ve read two books so far this month. Two (2!). Send help. So I’m still reading Vendetta Road by Christine Feehan. I’m liking it so far. Mostly. There are a few things that don’t work for me. I’ll get over them because it’s Christine Feehan and I love her. By the time I finish this book, I’ll have to start The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah for my book club.

I’m listening to Heart Thief by Robin D. Owens. Holly and Tracy convinced me to continue the series. I read Heart Mate way back in the day and didn’t really love it. This is the second book in the series. I wasn’t sure about the narrator, but now I’m really digging him.

Holly: I finished reading Angel in a Devil’s Arms by Julie Anne Long. It was good, though I didn’t enjoy it quite as much as the first book, Lady Derring Takes a Lover. I also finished listening to Heart Thief by Robin D. Owens, then moved on to Heart Sight. Both were good and I enjoyed returning to Celta, but I’m going to take a break from the series now. I also re-read Fairytale Come Alive and Quiet Man by Kristen Ashley.

Currently I’m listening to Silence for the Dead by Simone St. James and reading Warrior Fae Trapped by K.F. Breene.

Rowena: I read some books, y’all!! I don’t want to discuss much more than I read some books. I don’t want to jinx what I’ve got going right now so here’s what I read this week. I read The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams, which was a fun read. I also listened to Huge Deal by Lauren Layne for book club this coming Monday then I read Marriage on Madison Avenue by Lauren Layne, because I needed some more Lauren Layne in my life and enjoyed both of those reads and now I’m reading Blitzed by Alexa Martin. I’m really enjoying Alexa Martin’s writing style and I’m stoked that we’re getting Brynn’s book so I can’t wait for lunch time when I get dig right back into that one. So good. As soon as I’m done with Blitzed, I’ll be jumping into Four Days of You and Me by Miranda Kenneally because I can’t help myself. I’m a huge fan of her Hundred Oaks series and I’m mighty curious about life after that series so I’m going in and I don’t even care that this book doesn’t come out until next year.

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

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What Are You Reading? (500)

Posted October 4, 2019 by Casee in Features | 2 Comments

Casee: I am still reading Michele Mills Catastrophe series. I’m currently reading Live For You which is the third book in the series. I’m not sure how I feel about it yet. It’s very sexually descriptive and extremely over the top. I wouldn’t mind the descriptive part if it wasn’t so eye-rolling.

I’m listening to Drowning to Breathe by A.L. Jackson. It’s the second book in her Bleeding Stars series. I really enjoyed A Stone in the Sea, the first book. I just love A.L. Jackson period.

Holly: I re-read Now You See Her and Heartbreaker by Linda Howard. I enjoyed both. I read and listened to Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane to review with Rowena. It was a lovely read. I’m glad she chose it for us. I listened to The Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith, a Kindle First book. I really enjoyed it. I definitely recommend it if you’re in the mood for a gothic fairytale. I also listened to Aris by Sarah J. Stone and part of Shopping for a Billionaire by Julia Kent. They were both pretty awful. I couldn’t even finish the Kent.

I’m currently reading Wicked Garden by Bryn Donovan and listening to Saving Grace by Julie Garwood.

Rowena: First off, I can’t believe we’ve been doing this weekly feature for 500 weeks! We’ve been doing this thing forever it seems like. I’ve been really busy at work this week so I haven’t been reading as much as I can and the books that I am reading are all older books written by Julie Garwood. I read The Wedding, Saving Grace. Gah, I have so much love for both of those books and I think I’m going to continue re-reading my way through the rest of her backlist just cause I want to.

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

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Review: Lost to You by A.L. Jackson

Posted October 4, 2019 by Casee in Reviews | 0 Comments

Review: Lost to You by A.L. JacksonReviewer: Casee
Lost to YouNarrator: Andi Arndt
Series: Regret #0.5
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: July 5, 2018
Format: Audiobook
Source: Audible Escape
Point-of-View: Alternating First
Content Warning: View Spoiler »
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 258
Length: 4 hours and 41 minutes
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Reading Challenges: Casee's 2019 GoodReads Challenge, GoodReads Challenge
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Series Rating: four-stars

People come into our lives. Some stay, and many go. Some build us up, while most tear us down. They become our friends, our enemies, our lovers, our tormentors. Christian Davison came into mine, and I knew I’d never be the same.

To Elizabeth Ayers, New York City had always been a dream. She’s worked her entire young life to make it here.

Groomed to one day take over his father’s law firm, attending Columbia University was Christian Davison’s only option.

Neither wanted anything more until they sat across from each other at a café table after being paired as study partners. Christian wants her, but Elizabeth knows better than to give into their intense attraction. Yet there is little she can do to stay away.

Lost to You and Take This Regret can be read as Stand-Alone Novels. Recommended reading order: Lost to You, Take This Regret, If Forever Comes.

Some websites say that this is a prequel in Jackson’s Regret series, some same that it’s the first book. After reading this book and moving onto the second, I have to say that you won’t truly appreciate the series unless you read this book first. This book really lays the groundwork for Elizabeth and Christian’s relationship.

Elizabeth and Christian are both pre-law. After being matched together as study partners, they quickly form a close friendship. Although Christian initially wants more, Elizabeth is adamant that it’s not going to happen. She knows Christian’s type and she doesn’t want to be another notch on his bedpost.

Soon a friendship forms that neither want to live without. If Christian looks at her with lust in his eyes from time to time, Elizabeth is able to brush it off. She’s not willing to risk the friendship that means so much to her for a sexual relationship that she knows will quickly bore Christian.

Elizabeth tries, but eventually succumbs to Christian. The question is, can their relationship survive? I found that I really enjoyed Elizabeth and Christian’s love story. It was sweet, but intense. This was a very quick listen from Audible Escape. A.L. Jackson continues to amaze me with the depth of her characters as well as an intense story that is impossible not to finish.

Rating: 4.25 out of 5.



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