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What Are You Reading? (+ Dawn Ryder Giveaway)

Posted January 11, 2019 by Casee in Features, Giveaways | 4 Comments

Casee: I’ve read a great book and listened to a not so great book over the last week. Long Shot by Kennedy Ryan was ah-maze-ing. Holy crap, this book did it for me in every way. It had all the feels. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend that you pick it up. Filthy English by Ilsa Madden-Mills was terr-a-ble. Terrible. I don’t know why I didn’t DNF it. It was a trainwreck waiting to happen. I just couldn’t quit it.

I’m currently reading Toxic Game by Christine Feehan. This is book #15 in the GhostWalker series. I really love this series. It’s actually my favorite of all her series. I also just started listening to Wanderlust by Lauren Blakely. I’m only about four chapters in, but I am enjoying the heroine a lot. Blakely is a new-to-me author so I’m really hoping that I like the book. The narrators seem good so far.

Holly: I finished listening to Highland Guard by Hannah Howell. I enjoyed it. The little boy in the story and his pets really made the book for me. Then I listened to How To Flirt with a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper. I avoided these books in the past because the covers and titles made me think they’d be super campy, which I don’t like. Though they’re on the lighter side, they aren’t campy at all and I really liked this book. I tried listening to From Scotland with Love by Kelli Ireland, but it was super campy and the way the heroine was humiliated in the first couple chapters turned me off. I DNF’d it early on.

I finished reading Gimme Some Sugar by Molly Harper. Harper has fast become an auto-buy for me. I really liked this whole series. I read Fierce Obsessions by Suzanne Wright, which I liked well enough, but it wasn’t my favorite of the series and Tikka Chance on Me by Suleikha Snyder, which was cute. I wasn’t super satisfied with the final resolution, but I liked both MCs and can’t wait to read more from the author.

I’m currently listening to Jace: Wolves of the Rising Sun #1 by Kenzie Cox. I’m not sure what I’m going to read next.

Rowena: I’m finishing up my series re-watch of Game of Thrones so I’m hoping that my reading will pick up immediately after because I haven’t read but one book this week. I finished Governess Gone Rogue by Laura Lee Guhkre and enjoyed that book a lot. Mr. Adam Seton was the bomb! Haha, I’m not normally one for secrets in a story but I couldn’t even be mad at Amanda for hers because it was written in a believable way.

My plan from last week still applies this week so I’ll be reading Holiday Hoops by Kennedy Ryan and Blood Kiss by J.R. Ward for my book club next. 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? (+ Dawn Ryder Giveaway)Close to the Edge (Unbroken Heroes, #5) by Dawn Ryder
Series: Unbroken Heroes #5
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: February 27, 2018
Format: Print
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 336
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They are part of an elite unit. On task. Off grid. These are the men of the Shadow Ops task force. Be seduced and thrilled by Close to the Edge, the next Unbroken Heroes novel by Dawn Ryder.

HOW FAR WILL ONE MAN GO

Jenna Henson always plays it safe. It’s what has gotten her through all these years . So she never expected to end up in arm-to-arm combat with a gorgeous, muscle bound mercenary named Dare…

Agent Dare Servant lives for the thrill of the chase, the adrenaline high. He’s fully committed to his job, fully armed, and full-on dangerous. But when innocent, irresistible Jenna Henson walks in on his latest mission, the need to keep her safe becomes all-consuming.

TO PROTECT THE WOMAN HE CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT?

Jenna’s captured the attention of Dare’s deadliest enemies, and with a target on her back, she needs Dare’s protection. But being Jenna’s bodyguard might be his hardest challenge yet. How can he keep her safe when he longs to take her in his arms and never let her go?

What Are You Reading: Close to the Edge

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What Are You Reading? (+ Nicole McLaughlin Giveaway)

Posted January 4, 2019 by Casee in Features, Giveaways | 8 Comments

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Casee: I am just finishing up Evidence of Desire by Lexi Blake. It is the second book in the Courting Justice series. I am finding it highly enjoyable. It is much better that Order of Protection, which is the first book. The hero is actually bearable. I’m also really enjoying the heroine. She seems like a bit of a pushover, but she actually has a spine of steel. It’s an interesting contrast.

I’m also listening to Dirty English by Ilsa Madden-Mills. This is my first book by this author. I am really, really loving the male narrator’s English accent. I keep going back and forth on whether I like this book or not. One chapter I will really be liking it, then the heroine will do something really stupid and I’ll actually say out-loud, “What the hell are you doing?!”. This is all while I’m at work, which is a little awkward. So the jury is still out on this one.

Holly: I didn’t read anything this past week. My daughter and I both caught the flu, so it was a lot of sleeping and watching movies. I’m currently listening to Highland Guard by Hannah Howell, which I’m enjoying. The narrator does the accents well and the story is good, if predictable. I’m reading Gimme Some Sugar by Molly Harper, the upcoming Southern Eclectic release. This series is a lot of fun and I’m really loving Duffy’s story.

I’m not sure what I’m going to read next. I need to get a list organized.

Rowena: I jump started my 2019 with a quick read of 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne and while I enjoyed it, I enjoyed The Hating Game more. After that, I started on Governess Gone Rogue by Laura Lee Guhrke but between my binge re-watch of Game of Thrones and then finishing up my binge of Hart of Dixie, it’s been a little slow going for me. I’m enjoying what I’m reading so far so I’m hopeful that it’ll keep up throughout the rest of the story.

After this, I plan on reading Holiday Hoops by Kennedy Ryan for my TBR Challenge book and then I’ll jump into my book club read Blood Kiss by J.R. Ward.

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? (+ Nicole McLaughlin Giveaway)Maybe This Time (Whiskey and Weddings, #2) by Nicole McLaughlin
Series: Whiskey and Weddings #2
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: February 27, 2018
Format: Print
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 327
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Jen Mackenzie has been knocked down more than a few times, but she always gets up and makes sure she has the last word. It’s the reason she now considers herself equal parts self-sufficient and free-spirit. But since losing her job and trying to help her mother beat cancer, real life―and her occasional careless choices―have begun to catch up with her. Her one saving grace: The Stag, a boutique distillery that has become Kansas City’s go-to wedding venue. The only catch: One of the owners, TJ Laughlin, happens to be the one man who somehow manages to make Jen feel inadequate.

TJ has secretly had a thing for Jen since high school. Now, as her new boss, it’s a daily struggle between revealing his feelings and wringing her beautiful neck. Only one thing is for certain: he can’t stand idly by and watch the woman he cares for struggle. She may be convinced that accepting TJ’s help is a weakness. But all he sees in Jen is beauty and strength, inside and out. As things finally heat up between them, can TJ find a way to convince Jen that love is about give and take―and having it all, together?

 
 
 
 

What Are You Reading: Maybe This Time

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What Are You Reading? (+ Julia Quinn Giveaway)

Posted December 28, 2018 by Casee in Features, Giveaways | 13 Comments

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Casee: Last week I was going to start Demon’s Mercy by Rebecca Zanetti. I ended up not end up starting it. I blame the holidays. I hope to start it today.

Last week I mentioned a few books that I want to start on audio. I’m off work until next Monday, so I probably won’t start listening to anything until then. I’ll let you know what I decide to go with next week.

Holly: I’m still reading Suzanne Wright’s Phoenix and Mercury Pack series’. I finished the Mercury Pack serious out with Lure of Oblivion and Echoes of Fire. I really liked both a lot. I read Fierce Obsessions and Wild Hunger from the Phoenix Pack series. Yes, I’m jumping around. Stop judging me. I also liked both of those books, though Wild Hunger was my favorite of the two.

I’m not sure what I’m going to read next. I’m hoping to get at least a couple more in before the year ends.

Rowena: I’m not reading anything right now. I thought I was going to start reading 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne but I haven’t touched my Kindle in weeks. I am mostly binge watching Hart of Dixie on Netflix. When I’m not watching Hart of Dixie, I’m browsing Twitter and Instagram. I’ve given up for the rest of 2018. I’ll start my reading next year. 😉

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 Quinn Giveaway)The Other Miss Bridgerton (Rokesbys, #3) by Julia Quinn
Series: Rokesbys #3
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: November 20, 2018
Format: Print
Genres: Historical Romance
Pages: 391
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She was in the wrong place...

Fiercely independent and adventurous, Poppy Bridgerton will only wed a suitor whose keen intellect and interests match her own. Sadly, none of the fools from her London season qualify. While visiting a friend on the Dorset coast, Poppy is pleasantly surprised to discover a smugglers' hideaway tucked inside a cave. But her delight turns to dismay when two pirates kidnap her and take her aboard a ship, leaving her bound and gagged on the captain's bed…

He found her at the wrong time...

Known to society as a rascal and reckless privateer, Captain Andrew James Rokesby actually transports essential goods and documents for the British government. Setting sail on a time-sensitive voyage to Portugal, he's stunned to find a woman waiting for him in his cabin. Surely, his imagination is getting the better of him. But no, she is very real—and his duty to the Crown means he's stuck with her.

Can two wrongs make the most perfect right?

When Andrew learns that she is a Bridgerton, he knows he will likely have to wed her to avert a scandal—though Poppy has no idea that he is the son of an earl and neighbor to her aristocratic cousins in Kent. On the high seas, their war of words soon gives way to an intoxicating passion. But when Andrew's secret is revealed, will his declaration of love be enough to capture her heart…?

What Are You Reading: The Other Miss Bridgerton

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What Are You Reading? (+ Scarlett Cole Giveaway)

Posted December 21, 2018 by Casee in Features, Giveaways | 7 Comments

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Casee: The holidays have been kicking my butt. I have been reading crap for the last week. I finished Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts at 4:30 this morning. Unfortunately it was not an up all night reading session. It was more of a wake up before dawn, get coffee, sit down, pick up the book and decide to get this book over with. Yep, that’s my feels about this book. Lets just say there was a whole lot of skimming. I think I’m going to pick up Demon’s Mercy by Rebecca Zanetti. I was so excited when I saw that she was already releasing another book in her Dark Protectors series!

I also stopped listening to Hard Hitter by Sarina Bowen. I really like O’Doul, but Ari? Not so much. I was having a hard time with her so I decided to take a break. Now I need to pick between Dirty English by Ilsa Madden-Mills (new-to-me author) or Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews. Both on audio. I know which book both Holly & Rowena would choose for me.

Holly: I spent the week reading books from Suzanne Wright’s Phoenix and Mercury Pack series. I read Feral Sins, Wicked Cravings and Carnal Secrets from the Phoenix Pack and Spiral of Need and Force of Temptation from the Mercury Pack. I know I read several of SW’s books when they were released, but I only marked Feral Sins in my reading log, so I’m not sure how many I got through. I’ve been enjoying both series, though i think I prefer the Mercury Pack books. They could be about 100 pages shorter each, but as I’ve read/listened to 5 in the past week, they’re obviously doing something for me.

I’m not sure what I’m going to read next. I have a huge influx of family coming in, so we’ll have to see how much reading time I have.

Rowena: First off, Casee quit messing around. Just listen to the Ilona Andrews already.

Christmas is in a few days and I’m still surprised that Brenna and I will be on our own this year. I’m not sad about that. I don’t think that I’m going to miss not having the entire family around (we had them for Thanksgiving). I’m actually pretty stoked to be doing our own thing. We’re going to have waffles with fresh berries, homemade whipped cream and all of our favorite breakfast things for breakfast and then we’re going to do our own steak Christmas dinner. I can’t wait!

As far as reading goes though, this week my reading picked way up. I went from reading one book in two weeks to reading all of the books the next week.

I read The One You Fight For by Roni Loren and that book made me cry, it made me sigh and I was super satisfied with the ending. I’m really enjoying that series by Loren. I also read Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills which was another great contemporary YA read for me. After that, I read Illegally Yours by Kate Meader and enjoyed it. I’m so glad that they changed the cover because the heroine pictured on the first cover was not black and Trinity was definitely a strong black woman. She was fantastic! After that, I jumped into Playing for Keeps by Jill Shalvis and enjoyed that one as well. Caleb was everything I hoped he would be.

Now, I’m reading 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne. I’m not that far into the book but I’m hopeful that I’ll love this one just as much as I loved The Hating Game. I can’t wait to jump in after I get off of work.

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? (+ Scarlett Cole Giveaway)Final Siege (Love Over Duty, #2) by Scarlett Cole
Series: Love Over Duty #2
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: January 30, 2018
Format: Print
Point-of-View: Alternating Third
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 304
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IN THE LINE OF FIRE…

Former SEAL Malachai “Mac” MacCarrick is all about the future he’s created with his Navy brothers in Eagle Securities, taking assignments in the most dangerous places, and doing things no one but ex-military would attempt. But when an urgent phone call brings his troubled past—and the woman he once loved—into the present, it’s a chance to redeem himself that he can’t refuse.

STRAIGHT TO THE HEART…

An investigative journalist researching an explosive story, Delaney Shapiro tells herself she got over Mac—and his role in her brother’s death—a long time ago. But the first moment she sees him at her bedside in an overseas hospital, she knows it’s not true. Every moment together rekindles the desire that once burned between them, and now that she’s a target for an emerging Russian arms dealer, Mac won’t let her out of his sight. To protect her, he’ll risk it all—including his life…

What Are You Reading: Final Siege by Scarlett Cole

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What Are You Reading? (+ Manda Collins Giveaway)

Posted December 14, 2018 by Casee in Features, Giveaways | 9 Comments

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Casee: Not much has changed for me from last week. I’m still reading Too Far Gone by Christy Reece. I have had more time in the last two days to read than I’ve had in the past week. I’m almost finished with the book. It’s enjoyable, but predictable. Which is saying something coming from me. The next book I’m going to pick up is Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts. It’s the second book in her Chronicles of the One series. I’m curious to see where this series heads.

I DNF’ed Worth the Fight by Vi Keeland because the narrators were simply awful. I still might read it because there is a possibility that it may be good without the narrators. I started Hard Hitter by Sarina Bowen this morning on the way to work, which is book two in the Brooklyn Bruisers series. I’m already loving it and I don’t think I’ve listened to an entire chapter yet.

Holly: My reading has dropped off considerably this week. I ended up DNF’ing Jaxson (Riverwise Private Security #1) by Alisa Woods. I liked the premise, but the characters did a lot of things that didn’t make sense. Plus, the hero smirked a lot. Like, a lot, a lot. It was annoying. I might try to read it someday, rather than listening to the audio, but for now I set it aside. I listened to Never Enough by Lauren Dane but it basically took me the entire week. Things have just been crazy.

I’m currently listening to Feral Sins by Suzanne Wright. I read this years ago, but after a few books I lost track of the series. I wanted to catch up, but I felt like I needed a refresher first. I’m really enjoying the narration.

Rowena: Just like every year, my reading in December takes a hike. I read just one book this week and I read that because I had to get it read for book club tonight. When I first started the book, Hawke’s personality and the way that he talked to Gwen infuriated me. I didn’t care what happened in his past to make him the way that he was, I didn’t think it was okay to do ALL of the things that he did and said to Gwen. In the end, I didn’t HATE him but I didn’t exactly love him either. I felt his pain but still…the overall book was problematic as hell for me too. But yeah, that was the book I read this week. Mystery Man by Kristen Ashley. What did you guys read?

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? (+ Manda Collins Giveaway)Wallflower Most Wanted (Studies in Scandal, #3) by Manda Collins
Series: Studies in Scandal #3
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Publication Date: January 30, 2018
Format: Print
Point-of-View: Alternating Third
Pages: 307
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THE PICTURE OF ROMANCE

A dedicated painter, Miss Sophia Hastings is far more concerned with finding the right slant of light than in finding Mr. Right. But when an overhead conversation hints at danger for another local artist, Sophia is determined to get involved. Even it means accepting help from an impossibly good-looking vicar who insists on joining her investigation—and threatens to capture her heart…

Reverend Lord Benedick Lisle knows that Sophia is no damsel in distress. But he won’t allow her to venture into peril alone, either. . .especially since he finds Sophia’s curious, free-spirited nature so alluring. But protecting her from harm is becoming more difficult than the vicar could have expected as he and Sophia confront their fiery mutual passion. Who could have known that the art of love would prove so irresistible?

 

What Are You Reading: Wallflower Most Wanted by Manda Collins
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