Casee: I’m on a Maya Banks kick right now. I’m almost finished with the last book in The Enforcers series. Kept may be my favorite book in the series. After I finish that (which I plan to do today) I’m going to read Rush which is the first book in her Breathless series.
I’m still listening to Fireworks by Sarina Bowen. I’m really enjoying it. I have about three hours left and plan to finish it today as well. I haven’t decided what to listen to next. I’m either going to go with The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley or another Lauren Blakely. I haven’t read a historical for years, but someone talked me into getting back into them. (H: You’re welcome!)
Holly: I had another slow reading week. I wanted to read, I just didn’t have time. I usually re-read when I’m pressed for time, but I’m trying to re-read less this year, so I kept it to one book this week. Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh. For new books, I read Three Little Words by Jenny Holiday, a new-to-me author. I really enjoyed it. I’ll be searching out more of her books soon.
I listened to Never Deal with Dragons by Lorenda Christensen, another new-to-me author. I enjoyed the narrator and the story, though it was kind of slow in the second half. I tried listening to Ready to Were by Robyn Peterman, but it was way too campy for me. I had to give up when the heroine and her 80 year-old granny got into an actual physical alternation (Granny pulled heroine’s belly button ring out). I can do humor in PNR, but not that level of camp. I also listened to Charming by Dannika Dark, a spin-off of the Seven series. It’s been years since I read the Seven series, so the details were hazy, but most everything came back to me as I read. The heroine frustrated me at times – and all her one-liners got old after awhile – but I enjoyed it for the most part.
I’m currently reading Free by Kristen Ashley, the final book in the Chaos MC series. I’m about 1/4 in and I’m not impressed with all the POV hopping up to this point. The story isn’t bad, but all the jumping around is bothersome. I’m listening to Wild Irish Heart by Tricia O’Malley. It’s a contemporary novel full of Irish mysticism. So far I’m really enjoying it.
Rowena: This week was an okay reading week for me. I listened to From Lukov with Love by Mariana Zapata, which was another fabulous contemporary romance that had me giggly and just happy. I also listened to Thirty Day Boyfriend by Whitney G, which wasn’t nearly as good as Lukov but still enjoyable for the short read that it was. I also read Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss by Kasie West, which wasn’t my favorite from her but still a cute read. Then I read The Scoundrel in Her Bed by Lorraine Heath and that was my favorite read of the week. Finn and Lavinia were great!
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…When the Stars Come Out (Cottonbloom, #5) by Laura Trentham
Series: Cottonbloom #5
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: January 30, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Cottonbloom. A beautiful, faraway place where a woman can escape her past—and find reason to stay forever. . .
Willa Brown never planned to stay in Cottonbloom. She was on the way to somewhere else when she landed there and found work at the Abbot brothers’ garage. . .and a sense of comfort and safety that she had never known. The same holds true for Jackson Abbott himself. With one glance in her direction, he can make Willa’s heart melt. But what begins as an unrequited crush turns into something far more powerful than Willa could have ever imagined. . .
Jackson’s most meaningful relationship has always been with his car—and he’s not afraid to admit it. Still, he can’t help but become emotionally entangled with his new star mechanic Willa, who is definitely hiding some dark secrets of her own beneath the hood. Jackson desperately wants Willa to trust him, and to seek protection in his arms. But even as the two slowly surrender to their shared attraction, the danger lurking in Willa’s past remains a stubborn obstacle. Can she open up enough to give them both a chance at having real and lasting love?
What are you reading this week? Any new favorites or books that drove you crazy? Share!