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What Are You Reading? (323)

Posted March 17, 2017 by Casee in Features | 3 Comments


Casee: I finished Shadow Reaper by Christine Feehan yesterday. It was so-so. I was a little disappointed. I’m getting reading to start Revenge by Lexi Blake which I’m super excited about! I love the Lawless brothers. After that I will probably dive back into Blake’s Masters and Mercenaries series.

I also finished Elle Kennedy’s Outlaws series. I love Dystopian romance. It’s so raw. I’m always on the lookout for new authors in that genre.

Holly: I re-read some Lisa Kleypas and Julie Garwood favorites this week. I didn’t have a lot of reading time, so I didn’t start any new books. I hope to start Shadow Reaper this weekend.

Rowena: I started off the week, finishing the Ravenels series by Lisa Kleypas. I read Devil in Spring and really enjoyed that one. It was my favorite book of the bunch. After that, I jumped into a re-read of Love in the Afternoon by Lisa Kleypas and boy did I love that re-read. Christopher and Beatrix are a fabulous couple! Then yesterday at work, I finished How the Duke was Won by Lenora Bell and thought it was solid read. I enjoyed it so much that I jumped right into the next one, If I Only Had a Duke. I’m not that far into this one but so far, it’s pretty good. I hope that continues.

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

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Sunday Spotlight: Kiss An Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Posted March 12, 2017 by Casee in Features | 12 Comments

Sunday Spotlight is a feature we began in 2016. This year we’re spotlighting our favorite books, old and new. We’ll be  raving about the books we love and being total fangirls. You’ve been warned. 🙂

Sunday Spotlight

Kiss An Angel is my all time favorite SEP book. Daisy is such a delightful heroine. The perfect contrast to Alex. Alex underestimates her from the beginning and Daisy never lets it get her down. Alex’s pride is so important to him, something that Daisy doesn’t understand. She lives life to the fullest and isn’t sorry. She’s also rather prudish, which is wonderfully amusing. This book is almost perfect, from cover to cover.

Kiss An Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 1, 1996
Publisher: Avon

Pretty, flighty Daisy Devreaux can either go to jail or marry the mystery man her father has chosen for her. Arranged marriages don’t happen in the modern world, so how did the irrepressible Daisy find herself in this fix?

Alex Markov, as humorless as he is deadly handsome, has no intention of playing the loving bridegroom to a spoiled little feather-head with champagne tastes. He drags Daisy from her uptown life to a broken down traveling circus and sets out to tame her to his ways.

But this man without a soul has met his match in a woman who’s nothing but heart. Before long, passion will send them flying sky high without a safety net… risking it all in search of a love that will last forever.

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I bookmarked too much to share, so I will pick a couple of my favorites.

Memorable Quotes

Not only did Daisy forget her husband’s name when she was taking her vows, she forgot her actual vows.

She dug her nails into her pals and told herself she had no choice. “I, Theodosia…” She gulped for air. “…take thee Alexander…” She gulped again “…to be my awful wedded husband…”

It wasn’t until she heard her stepmother, Amelia, gasp that she realized what she’d said.

The stud muffin turned his head and looked down at her. He cocked one dark brown in a vaguely inquisitive fashion, as if he wasn’t certain he’d heard her correctly. My awful wedded husband. Her sense of humor kicked in, and she felt the corners of her mouth quiver.

Daisy also had a special affinity for the animals at the circus, namely the elephants.

“First I need to–”

“Check on Tater. I’ll come with you.”

“Don’t glower at him this time.”

“I never glower.”

“Last time you glowered. It hurt his feelings.”

“He doesn’t have–”

“He does, too, have feelings.”

“You spoil him.”

“He’s spirited, not spoiled. There’s a big difference.”

He gave her a pointed look. “Believe me, I know all about the difference between spirited and spoiled.”

“Are you implying–”

“It’s a compliment.”

“It doesn’t sound like one.”

This was the first time they were in bed together. Daisy was a twenty six year old virgin. This made me laugh long and hard.

“You’ve torn a hole in my tights.” she murmured foolishly, slipping her arms around his shoulders and reveling in the feel of his weight pressing her into the mattress.

He brushed his lips over her temples. “I’ll buy you a new pair. I swear.” He gave a gentle push.

And went nowhere.

She stiffened. Her worst fears had been realized She’d atrophied from so many years of being unused.

Oh, Daisy.

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About the Author

Susan Elizabeth Phillips


I STARTED TO WRITE completely by accident. I taught high school until our oldest son was born, then quit to stay home. In 1976, my husband’s job took us from Ohio to central New Jersey. My best friend Claire lived two doors down the street. Both of us were big readers, reading everything from literary fiction to the newly popular historical romance novels. We loved talking about the books—what we liked, what we didn’t. One day, just for fun, we decided to try to write a book together. For three weeks as we rode our bikes in the evening, with my toddler in the baby seat behind me, we plotted our story. Then we sat down with a yellow pad and began to write.

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What Are You Reading? (322)

Posted March 10, 2017 by Rowena in Features | 13 Comments


Casee: I’m still on Elle Kennedy. I finished her Killer Instincts series and have moved onto her Outlaws series. I finished Claimed and am reading Addicted. I’m almost done with that and then will move onto Ruled. Rowena told me it was steamy and she was correct. This series is hot.

So now that I’m almost done with Elle Kennedy, I really need some recommendations. Who should I glom next? I loved Lexi Blake and Elle Kennedy. Do you guys have any suggestions? I honestly don’t know who to read next.

Holly: This was a slow reading week for me. I reread Love in the Afternoon by Lisa Kleypas, and then Cold Hearted Rake and Marrying Winterborne, which I’d never read before. That entire series was great. I’m glad I read it.

Rowena: This week was a pretty relaxing week for me. I’m working through some things at work but at home, things are pretty quiet. Basketball is done and Brenna has turned her attention to passing the rest of her classes and making plans for after she graduates from high school. Her plans have changed but they’re good plans so I’m pretty excited for her.

I did manage to get some reading done and that always makes me happy. I read Broken by Lauren Layne, which was good but not my favorite of the bunch and then I read Crushed by Lauren Layne (the book following Broken) and holy cow, I enjoyed that book a lot more than I was expecting to. Michael St. Claire is all kinds of yummy and I ate every word of his story up. After that, I read Cold Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas and enjoyed that one as well. Devon and Kathleen were fabulous character with a charming romance that took me to my happy reading place and I’m super excited to jump right into Marrying Winterborne…which is what I’m reading right now. So far? It’s great!

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

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Weekly Wrap Up: February 26 – March 5, 2017

Posted March 5, 2017 by Rowena in Features | 3 Comments

I’ve been pretty busy with my daughter’s basketball season coming to a close so I missed the last couple of weekly wrap ups but I’m back and let’s do this.

Here’s what you missed on Book Binge…

Reviews Posted

2/28: Tracy’s review of Love Taker by Erin McCarthy | 3.5 out of 5
3/01: Tracy’s review of If the Duke Demands by Anna Harrington | 4 out of 5
3/01: Casee’s retro review of Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie | 5 out of 5
3/02: Tracy reviews of No Other Highlander by Adrienne Basso | 3.75 out of 5
3/02: Casee reviews of Midnight Rescue by Elle Kennedy | 3.75 out of 5
3/03: Tracy reviews of Jordan Reclaimed by Scarlett Cole | 4 out of 5


2/27: Sunday Spotlight: Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh
3/01: Books to Binge On: March 2017
3/01: Book Binge Turns 10: March 2017
3/02: Monthly Reads: February 2017
3/03: What Are You Reading? (321)
3/04: WTF Cover Saturday (198)
3/05: Sunday Spotlight: The Dark Highlander by Karen Marie Moning

Giveaway Winners

Our weekly winners wrap up will now be featured here and this week we have some winners.

Sunday Spotlight: February 2017


Monthly Reads: January 2017

John Smith

Monthly Reads: January 2017


Blog Tour: Somebody Like You by Donna Alward


Book Binge Turns 10: January 2017

Laura Bryan Lovejoy-Brunk

Winners: You will be contacted by email so please keep your eye out. Check back on Sundays to see if you’re a winner in one of our giveaways.

That does it for this week’s weekly wrap up. How was your week in books? Hear any book news that we missed? Get any new books you want to share? Review any books we should check out? Please share.