I know I’m completely out of sync this week – for understandable reasons – but I couldn’t go an entire week without doing this post!
I hope you all had a great Christmas. Mine was really nice. On Sunday we went up to my hubby’s parents house and had a Christmas celebration with his parents, one of his 2 brothers and his family. We had a great dinner and then went to see a kind of light show at a local zoo and it was darned cool. Then we went to services on Christmas Eve and they were really great. Christmas morning the kids actually slept in til 9am!!! That just rocked as far as I was concerned since they’re normally up at like 5:30am. Lol Later that day my parents and then my brother and niece came over and we had a nice dinner then opened gifts. It was just a really fun day and since it was the last with my parents for a while it was especially nice.
Ok, so on to what I read last week:
I started off the week with Timber Creek by Veronica Wolff. This is book 2 in the Sierra Falls series and though I liked the first one this one just wasn’t as good for me. The heroine of the book rubbed me the wrong way and though I loved the hero he just couldn’t make up for the heroine’s shortcomings. You can read my full review here at The Book Binge. 2.5 out of 5
Next was The Seduction of Elliot McBride by Jennifer Ashley. This is another book in the Highland Pleasures series and gives us Elliot McBride and the woman he’s been in love with for years, Juliana St. John. They get married in a strange turn of events and then to Elliot’s remote home in the Highlands. Elliot had been held captive by a tribe in India and has severe lapses in his state of consciousness and sometimes he gets violent. Juliana soothes him but he still doubts he can lead a normal life. Again, while I really liked Elliot in this book I just didn’t connect with Juliana as much. Parts of the story were so very sweet but I just had some issues with the book as a whole. You can read my full review here at The Book Binge. 3.75 out of 5
Next up was Asher’s Dilemma by Colleen Kwan. The story is about a man who goes back in time by 8 months to save the woman he loves from disappearing forever. The book is good in an untraditional way. The heroine finds herself in love with both the current Asher as well as the future Asher and it does make things interesting. You can read my full review tomorrow on The Book Binge. 3 out of 5
Last for the week was The Scandalous, Dissolute, No-Good Mr. Wright by Tessa Dare was wonderful! This novella is about Eliza who is thought to be a bit too wild and too impetuous to be “out” until her 3 older sisters are out and married as Eliza’s father doesn’t want Eliza to cause a scandal and ruin it for all of them. The poor girl keeps running into Mr Harry Wright and he’s a piece of work – one that she tells herself that she wants nothing to do with. Of course after years of running into him she can’t help but fall in love with the scoundrel. This was another oh so terrific story that Tessa has written. She had such a way of telling a story that has me rooting for both the hero and the heroine from minute one. This is a must read. 5 out of 5
My Book Binge reviews that posted last week: