Tag: Casee’s Reading

What Are You Reading? (406)

Posted December 8, 2017 by Rowena in Features | 3 Comments


Casee: I am on a road trip at this very moment. For some reason my husband never lets me drive. That works for me because me not driving = me reading! I have Year One to read which is the new Nora Roberts book. I’ve been waiting for it since I first saw it on Amazon at the beginning of the summer. The blurb is amazing. Hopefully I’ll be able to get through a big chunk of the book.

Holly: This week I read a bunch of new-to-me short stories from Kristen Ashley I discovered while browsing Goodreads. Merry and Bright, More Pleasure Than Pain, Valentinos, Every Year and Law Man Short Story. I was especially excited about Merry and Bright because it tells the story of how Elvira met Malik. I re-read Moon Craving by Lucy Monroe. Chantal from Breezing Through and I reviewed it together several years ago. I asked if she’d be willing to read it with me to see if we still feel the same about it all these years later. Look for that discussion soon. I also re-read The Return of Eden McCall by Judith Duncan, a book I re-read every year. It’s dated, but I adore it.

This week I’m determined to read some new books and not just re-read old stuff. Wish me luck?

Rowena: Lots of stuff was going on for me this week so I didn’t get nearly as much reading done as I would have liked. Oh well. That’s my life, for ya. I finished Love, Life and the List by Kasie West and started North to You by Tif Marcelo. I’m almost done with that book and then after this, I plan on picking up Complicated by Kristen Ashley and An English Bride in Scotland by Lynsay Sands. I need to get those books read in the next week for book club and buddy reviews. Wish me luck!

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

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What Are You Reading? (405)

Posted December 1, 2017 by Rowena in Features | 2 Comments


Holly: Things are crazy at Casa De Holly right now. I’ve had zero reading time. I’ve been re-reading a few Kristen Ashley books, but that’s about it. I’m hoping things will settle down in the next week and I’ll get back to reading for real.

Rowena: What a week! My sister went back to her home in Las Vegas on Monday and now my nephew from Colorado is in town and the rest of his family will be here next week so, my week has been family filled and I love it. I read some pretty great books this week and I’m super stoked about that.

First up, I read Hooking Up (Shacking Up #2) by Helena Hunting for a buddy review that I’m doing with our friend Bookish Ames and I really enjoyed that book. A lot more than I enjoyed the last Hunting book that I tried to read. Lex and Amie were a fantastic couple and their romance was super hot. I will be reading a lot more from Helena Hunting, thanks to this book.

After that, I read The Ones that Got Away by Roni Loren and that was an emotional read that was full of angst and drama but I enjoyed the heck out of that. I adored both Liv and Finn. They were a great couple and I loved seeing them come together in love after being apart for so long. The whole story was well written. I cannot wait for more books from this series.

My last read for the month of November was Roomies by Christina Lauren and that was another enjoyable book. I will admit that this was my least favorite read of the week because the first half of the book was really slow for me. Once the story picked up, it really picked up and I ended up really liking the last half of the book.

My first read for December is Love, Life and the List by Kasie West. I’ve only read one chapter so far so I don’t know how well I’m going to like it just yet but it’s a Kasie West, I have all the faith in the world that I will like this book.

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

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What Are You Reading? (404)

Posted November 17, 2017 by Rowena in Features | 5 Comments


Casee: Oh boy. I haven’t been reading much lately, but not because I’m back in my slump. We are remodeling and my life is in chaos. I’m not able to find a quiet place to read in my house to save my life. When I can sneak a few minutes, I’m reading Ride Wild by Laura Kaye. This is the third book in her Raven Riders series. So far it is really good. I just need more time to read it.

Holly: I had a pretty crazy week and didn’t have a lot of reading time. I did some re-reading and finished Play it Safe by Kristen Ashley. It’s an older book but I missed it the first time around. I’m not sure what I’ll read next.

Rowena: I finished reading Wrong to Need You by Alisha Rai and The Wedding by Julie Garwood earlier this week and I enjoyed both books but I haven’t been able to jump into a new read though I did pick up Hard Cherish by Nalini Singh. Wish me luck because I’m starting to feel like Will when he’s back and everything seems okay but he keeps getting stuck in the upside down. I was reading and loving life and then…I was not reading. Or not reading much.

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

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What Are You Reading? (402)

Posted November 3, 2017 by Casee in Features | 2 Comments


Casee: I’ve actually finished two books since last Friday. Whoop! I can’t believe how much reading helps my stress levels. Honestly, how could I forget?

I discovered a new-to-me author, Laura Kaye. I’m reading Ride Rough which is the second book in her Raven Riders MC series. Her backlist is long and I’m really looking forward to glomming her.

Holly: I didn’t have a lot of reading time this week. I finished Bountiful by Sarina Bowen and reread Archangel’s Consort by Nalini Singh. I’m feeling kind of blah about contemporary romance right now. I may try a historical next.

Rowena: I still haven’t really gotten into the swing of reading anything. Not after the way that my Dodgers lost the World Series. 🙁 Oh well. I’m reading, I’m just reading really slowly. I’m making slow progress through Changing the Game by Jaci Burton and so far, it’s pretty good.

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

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What Are You Reading? (401)

Posted October 27, 2017 by Rowena in Features | 4 Comments


Casee: I’m still reading Hello Again by Brenda Novak and I still don’t care that I’m still reading it. I’m reading! I’m on a road trip so I expect to finish it this weekend and I can start new-to-me author Laura Kaye.

Holly: I finished the Rock Chick series with Rock Chick Reckoning and Rock Chick Reawakening. While I enjoyed certain aspects of each book, the series will never be my favorite. Then I read Radiance, Eidolon and A Matter of Trust by Grace Draven, a historical fantasy series. I adored Radiance and liked Eidolon, but it was much darker than the first. The change in tone was somewhat unexpected since the first book was a lighter read. A Matter of Trust is a short story that follows Radiance. It was cute. I enjoyed both full-length books and the novella, but I’m not quite ready to start the Master of Crows series, which is set in the same world.

I need a break and a palate cleanser so I’m reading Bountiful by Sarina Bowen.

Rowena: I can’t believe that we’ve been doing this feature for 401 weeks. We’ve been doing this for quite a while now. We’ve read hella books, too. 🙂 This week, it’s still a slow reading week for me because, at my house, the World Series has taken over. My Dodgers are playing and we’re hoping to bounce back from that game on Wednesday.

I was reading Hate to Want You by Alisha Rai but I’m not focusing on it so it’s taking a long time to read it so I think I’m going to put it down for now and read a baseball romance. Maybe that will be my ticket to focusing on reading since I’ve got baseball fever right now. I’m starting Changing the Game (Play by Play #2) by Jaci Burton. Wish me luck!

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

*edited to correct a spelling mistake 

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