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What Are You Reading? (396)

Posted September 22, 2017 by Rowena in Features | 3 Comments


Casee: I’ve finally found a book that should get me out of this, well, whatever it is I’m in. Storm Gathering by Rebecca Zanetti is the fourth book in the Scorpius Syndrome series. I’m a sucker for dystopian romance and this series is everything I love about the genre.

Holly: Rowena and our friend Grace forced me to re-read old Julie Garwood novels this week. I wanted to read other stuff, but I just couldn’t make myself set aside those comfort reads. I read The Prize, The Bride, The Wedding, Guardian Angel, Honor’s Splendour and Saving Grace.

Rowena: It’s been a rough reading week for me but I did manage to get the one new to me read finished just last night. I did a bunch of re-reading this week and I blame that all on our friend Grace and Holly. How dare they interrupt my reading schedule with a bunch of Julie Garwood comfort reads. Ha! I re-read Julie Garwood’s The Prize, The Wedding and Saving Grace and each of those reads lived up to my love of Julie Garwood historicals. I also read Duke of My Heart by Kelly Bowen and had high expectations going in since the heroine was a historical Olivia Pope and I thought it would be really interesting but it took me a while to get into that one though I did end up liking it. I just didn’t love it.

Now I’m jumping into Only with You (The Best Mistake #1) by Lauren Layne.

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

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What Are You Reading? (395)

Posted September 15, 2017 by Rowena in Features | 6 Comments


Holly: This week things were crazy at Casa de Holly, so I only managed to finished Whiskey Sharp: Unraveled by Lauren Dane and re-read the Magdalene series by Kristen Ashley: The Will, Soaring and The Time in Between. I should have done the reread before I read The Time in Between, the latest release in the series, but I didn’t get around to it. Since some of the events in The Time in Between overlap those of Soaring, I ended up rereading it as well, even though I just read it for the first time last week (or the week before? I can’t remember now).

Next up is Heart Sight by Robin D. Owens. Vinni and Avellana! I’ve been waiting about a decade for this book.

Rowena: I haven’t been reading much of anything this week. I finished reading Chasing Christmas Eve (Heartbreaker Bay #4) by Jill Shalvis, re-read A Lot Like Love (FBI/US Attorneys #2) by Julie James and started Duke of My Heart (Season for Scandal #1) by Kelly Bowen but haven’t finished it. I’m still reading it, hopefully, I’ll get that done over the weekend.

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

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What Are You Reading? (394)

Posted September 8, 2017 by Rowena in Features | 2 Comments


Casee: I’m reading zip. Zilch. Nothing. I don’t even know what to say anymore.

Holly: I had a pretty busy week and didn’t have as much time to read as I’d have liked. I re-read Sweet Dreams by Kristen Ashley.  Then I read Temporary by Sarina Bowen and Sarah Mayberry, which was enjoyable, but I didn’t love it as much as I thought I would. Recently Ilona Andrews blogged about The Kingpin of Camelot by Cassandra Gannon, and I had to try it. It was so much fun! It was sweet and silly and over the top in the best possible way. If you’re looking for something light to read, I highly recommend it.

I’m almost finished with Whiskey Sharp: Unraveled by Lauren Dane. I’m really enjoying it. I’m not sure what I’m going to read next.

Rowena: I read two books this week and one of them I hadn’t planned on reading until I opened it. I read The Final Score (Play by Play #13) by Jaci Burton and that was a cute romance about two best friends that make that leap from besties to lovers to soulmates. 🙂 I also read If There’s No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I finished that book last night and man, it was good stuff. It was one of those books that make you think about the choices you make and the consequences bad decisions have.

I haven’t started a new book yet but my plan is start Chasing Christmas Eve (Heartbreaker Bay #4) by Jill Shalvis when I get home tonight. I’m stoked to finally read Spence’s 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? (393)

Posted September 1, 2017 by Holly in Features | 9 Comments


Casee: Nothing. I’m reading nothing. Send help.

Holly: A few weeks ago I bought Magic Waking and Soul’s Blade by Eva Chase. They’re Arthurian based UF novels I was pretty excited to read. Life got busy and I didn’t have a chance to read them until this week. Sadly, they didn’t work as well as I’d hoped. Magic Waking was just okay. I loved the flashbacks to Merlin and Arthur 1500 years ago, but the pacing was kind of slow through the modern stuff. Soul’s Blade I ended up DNFing. The plot moved pretty slow and I could see it was going to end on a cliffhanger, so I’m putting it off until the next book is out (Dragon Reborn, November, 2017). I’m a little bummed because I had high hopes, but maybe the third book will tighten things up a bit.

After that I read Kristen Ashley’s latest release, The Time in Between by Kristen Ashley. It wasn’t a bad read, but I think I enjoyed the previous two books in the series more. Next up is Temporary by Sarina Bowen and Sarah Mayberry. I love both authors and I can’t to read this collaboration.

Rowena: Brenna started college this week so it’s been a whirlwind of activity for us. She was dropped from one of her classes that she needed to play basketball (the dropped class put her below the required number of units she needed to play) so she needed to crash courses until she could get in and on Wednesday, she was able to get into a class that she needs. Thank goodness because I wanted to punch someone…the day before classes were due to start, El Camino? Really?

Anyway, I still made time for books though I only read one book. Or, I finished Royally Endowed by Emma Chase, which was a great read and then I jumped into Temporary by Sarina Bowen and Sarah Mayberry and that was a solid romance too.

Now I’m reading Fallen Heir (Royals #4) by Erin Watt and I’m pretty sure this book is going to be a DNF for me. I’m really bummed about that because I really did love Easton before but now? I just can’t deal with all of this stupid shit going on and the shine of my love for this guilty pleasure series is gone and I don’t think I’m going to continue this series. shrugs So now I’m jumping into If There’s No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout and I hope I have better luck with this story and characters. 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? (392)

Posted August 25, 2017 by Rowena in Features | 4 Comments


Casee: August has been a nonexistent reading month for me. It’s really depressing. I was hot on Devil’s Cut by J.R. Ward, then I fizzled. It wasn’t the book because I know that I love that series. So I put that aside for now and am going to start Love Another Day by Lexi Blake. I love Lexi’s books. She hasn’t let me down so far and I’m hoping she’ll help me get back into my groove.

Holly: Rowena and Ames forced me to start watching Game of Thrones, so I binge-watched Season 1 and didn’t read anything new this week.

I reread Kristen Ashley’s Fantasyland series, because GoT reminded me so much of it (and thank Ames for that, too, since she put it in my head). I read The Golden Dynasty, Fantastical, Wildest Dreams, Broken Dove and DNF’d Midnight Soul. The first half of Midnight Soul is great, but then it peters out and gets totally boring. I also reread Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie and Clean Sweep, so I can review it with Rowena.

Hopefully I can get some new books in this weekend.

Rowena: Another good reading week for me so this is what I look like right now:

This week, I read Royally Screwed (Royally #1) by Emma Chase and I really liked that one. It got me in the mood for some royal romances so I kept right on reading the books in that series. I also read Something about You (FBI/US Attorneys #1) by Julie James again for my book club meeting and Jack Pallas was just as fabulously sexy as I remember. I read Clean Sweep (Innkeepers Chronicles #1) by Ilona Andrews for my joint review with Holly and that was an enjoyable read. It was different from all of the paranormal books that I read and it was a good different. I really liked Dina and Sean. I’ll be coming back to this series once I finish up the Royally series by Emma Chase. I also read Royally Matched and Royally Raised by Emma Chase and adored both of those books. Oh man, Prince Henry was the bomb and so was Sarah. I adored her. Her story made me cry.

Now, I’m reading Royally Endowed (Royally #3) by Emma Chase because it’s Logan and Ellie’s book. Of course, I was going to jump right into that as soon as it came out. Logan is all kinds of yummy and I wanted to see who Ellie grew up to be. I’m super enjoying the book right now. Woot!

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

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