What I Read Last Week

Posted October 4, 2010 by Tracy in Features | 13 Comments

Good Afternoon!
Another Monday and here we are.  I hope you all had good weekends.  Ours was pretty quiet.  We did have a family picture taken which is always interesting.  When I get the results I’ll share.  I also got my kids’ pictures from school but forgot to bring them with me to share. I’ll try to remember…soon
Let’s see…what else.  Nothing! lol  Just running late today.  My boss is going on vacation tomorrow and it was a crazy, crazy day!
The giveaway for Hard to Hold by Julie Leto is still running so if  you’re interested leave on a comment on this post to enter.
So my first book of the week was Atlantis Betrayed by Alyssa Day and I read it for The Book Binge. This is book 6 in the Warriors of Poseidon series. It was Christophe’s book and it was pretty darned good. I really didn’t care for Christophe in the previous books. Actually, it’s not that I didn’t care for him, he just wasn’t really on my radar at all. He was kind of belligerent but when you hear his background in this book you understand why. 4 out of 5
Next up was A Hellion In Her Bed by Sabrina Jeffries – book 2 in the Hellions of Halstead Hall series and another really good book. This was Jarret’s story and covered him taking over his grandmother’s brewery for a year. He is approached by a woman who is acting for her brothers’ brewery and trying to get Jarret to agree to help them sell a pale ale to the East India Company. I loved seeing come to terms with his past, finding love as well as finding out what he really wants out of life. Good stuff. 4 out of 5
My next read was also for The Book Binge. Quarterback Blitz by Frances Stockton was about a woman who’s 40 who falls in love with a 30 year old 2nd string professional quarterback. She has issues with the age difference but what really is the angst in the book is outside forces trying to pull the couple apart. A pretty good book. A lot of steamy sex and it’s quite creative too. lol 3.75 out of 5
Next was Somewhere Along The Way by Jodi Thomas. This is the next book in the Harmony series and it was just as good as the first book! The story continues 2 years after book 1 and it has all the same characters as book 1 but also brings in Gabe Leary who finds romance with Liz – a Harmony resident who is starting her own business after graduating and becoming a lawyer. I love this series! It’s got such a family feel about it and I always love reading about the different characters, their lives, trials and tribulations. 5 out of 5 (this book was read for The Book Binge as well and doesn’t release until 11/2 but I’ve had it since the end of August and couldn’t wait any longer! lol)
Next was Last Dragon Standing by GA Aiken. Book 4 in the Dragonkin series and I loved it! The way Aiken tells the romance – which admittedly was a tad weaker in this book than previous books – but intertwines all of the characters from past books into it is something that I love. This dragon family is so at odds with each other but you can tell they love each other and will do anything for the other. The overall story arc continues and I can’t wait to read the next book and see what happens! 5 out of 5
My Tracy’s TBR challenge read for the week was a novella since I forgot about it completely (oops) and then had to read something short! The book was The Favour by Crissy Smith. The story was about a mated pair of wolf shifters, Mac and Trevor, who have been together for a while but are now looking for their 3rd. They know that it is Annabell who works for them but getting her to A) understand that they both want her and B) that they’re shifters isn’t that easy. Though it’s a fast mating since it was a shorter book it was a good story with both a bit of m/m sex as well as ménage in there. 3.5 out of 5
And last for the week was the most G rated book I’ve read in a long time. It was The Duke Who Came To Visit by Carol Quinto – a Zebra Regency romance. The Duke of Balfour – an absolute rake, on his way to Norwich, overturns his carriage. He goes to the first house he comes to and is mistaken by the owner, Regina Westfield, to be a tutor for her nephew who is spending the summer with her. The Duke squashes a kidnapping attempt on the nephew and is shot. He ends up remaining at Regina’s home and the two fall in love. It was a very sweet story – with only a little kissing in the last few pages of the book. 3.5 out of 5

My Book Binge reviews that post this past week:
*crickets chirping*
Happy Reading!

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13 responses to “What I Read Last Week

  1. Chris – Well, any position you can think of…and some that I never had thought of. Then there was the strap on she wore – ya know, creative. 🙂
    I know! What is that with Blogger? I hate that!

  2. Strap-on? Interesting! 😉

    Haven't read any of these although back when I was reading het I did like Sabrina Jeffries. Also the last one sounds like a Barbara Courtland romance. Sugary sweet!!

  3. Tam

    Wow, strap-on. I'll bet you've fired up a lot of curiousity with that on. Not something you see too often. Glad you had a quiet week, better than weeks from hell.

  4. Lily – Definitely interesting. I haven't read a lot of Jeffries' books but I've liked what I've read so far.
    The Duke Who Came To Visit was more than sugary at times but for the most part it was pretty darned good.

    Tam – LOL I thought it was interesting how much the hero liked the strap on! 🙂
    I agree – hopefully the next couple of weeks will be very quiet!

  5. So happy to see a 5 out of 5 for Last Dragon Standing… love Shelly Laurenston/G.A. Aiken. I didn't read the "review" because I like being surprised, but the grade makes me want to read it next.

  6. Mariana – I did think the romance was a tad weaker than the other books but truly loved everything else that was happening so much that I really didn't notice until the end of the book. Enjoy!

  7. Jodi Thomas already has a second book out for the Harmony series? Wow that was fast! I should catch up with it before it gets out of hand. Glad to see that 5 out of 5. 🙂

  8. Hilcia – Well, this book comes out on 11/2/10 but then we'll have to wait AN ENTIRE YEAR before we get book 3! I'm not sure how I'll survive! lol

  9. LOL, you won't survive Tracy! Ugh, I'm so jealous!! I can't wait to read the Jodi Thomas… only a month to go. Of course, it'll be a fight between the Nalini Singh and it… but still 😛

    I just finished A Hellion in Her Bed as well 😛 I thought it started out very well… I like the premise and the characters… but something was just off. Agree with your grade overall.

    And LOL, that last book… I don't know why, but it reminds me of Cinderella. Perhaps her hair 😛

  10. Nath – Seriously! A Year? That's just plain ole torture! lol
    Oh and I AM looking forward to that Singh!
    It's totally the Cinderella hair! lol I think it was a funny cover and that's what grabbed me first in the UBS. Huh, and usually it's never the cover that I'm attracted to. Oh well. 🙂

    Orannia – thanks!

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