Another week has started! How was your weekend? Mine was spent running errands, looking for Halloween costumes for, and with, my girls (which would drive many people, including me, to drink heavily) and hanging with the kids.
I can’t say I’m in a reading slump, exactly. I haven’t stopped reading but I started 3, yes 3, books and kept putting them all down! What is up with that? See the thing is, none of them are bad. They’re all quite good, in fact, but they weren’t keeping my attention. I finally just picked 1 up this morning and said – I will finish this book and of course, it’s wonderful. *sigh* oh well. Hopefully the other 2 will end up being just as wonderful.
Um, what else? Huh. I guess that’s it. On to what I read last week…
First up was Stud by Brigit Zahara. I read this one for The Book Binge. It was the story of a beautiful and highly paid prostitute, Sasha, who is swept away by gorgeous Kyan for a night of passion. Only Kyan is not exactly what he seems and he wants more than one night from Sasha – he wants eternity. Not bad. Pretty good sex scenes but also graphic maiming scene as well (not between Sasha and Kyan) so not for the faint of heart. 3.5 out of 5
Next up was Love Bites by Adrienne Barbeau. This was book 2 in the Vampyres of Hollywood series and it was a great vampyres against werewolves – as well as other kinds of wolves – story. You can read my review here as well as enter to win a HC copy if you leave a comment by 11:59pm on Wednesday, Oct. 13. 4.25 out of 5 (and is it me or does the chick on the cover of the book look like Milla Jovovich?)
My Tracy’s TBR challenge read for the week was Love is Blind by Lynsay Sands and I freaking loved it! This has got to be one of my favorite of her historicals so far. They all have the typical Sands humor and this was no different. Lady Clarissa is blind as a bat without her spectacles but her evil stepmother won’t let her wear them because she thinks that no man will want to marry Clarissa after they see her in them. So the stepmother actually breaks the glasses – the bitch! But nobody wants Clarissa cuz she’s a clutz and just a menace to society without her glasses. But Adrian Montfort, the Earl of Mowbray, looks beyond the blindness and does some absolutely lovely things for Clarissa – such as reading to her since she has no glasses, and giving her on a picnic during a ball because her stepmother won’t let her eat or drink anything in public for fear she’ll spill. It was just a touching and very sweet love story. 5 out of 5
Next was Unrequited by Abigail Roux. A cute story that lacked a bit of depth. One man who’s in love with another but is determined to forget about him during a month long vacation with his best friend. Only the best friend has for him too. You can read my review here if you’re interested. 3.5 out of 5
Next I read an Ellora’s Cave books for The Book Binge – Horsing Around by Wynter Daniels was cute. It was a pretty short story and told of a woman who had come to settle her deceased father’s estate. Only there’s a business partner there that she didn’t know about. They start a hot affair but then what’s to happen to them when she has to sell the business? Like I said, cute, but short and I felt like I wanted more. 3.25 out of 5
Next was Shaken by Dee Tenorio. This was a book that I will review on Wednesday about a man and his wife who are dealing with a divorce and grief over the loss of their daughter.
Next was another read for The Book Binge (trying to catch up!) called Waiting for Wednesday by Mari Carr. Lane goes into the pub that Tristan’s family owns every Wednesday. She looks forward to these weekly visits because her marriage is crap and Tristan has become her best friend. When she tries to leave her husband and he beats her, Tristan is there for her. But Lane disappears to try and get her life together and doesn’t come back for a year. When she returns, divorces, Tristan can’t hide his love for her any longer and he’s determined that Lane will accept him into her life. 4 out of 5 You can read my review here.
Last on the list for the week was another for TBB – Nebulous by Shiloh Walker. A fantasy/historical read that deals with demons and reincarnation. A good story but I was left hanging with one of the characters and now I want to read her story! lol 4 out of 5
My Book Binge reviews that posted since last Monday:
Moonlight Protector by Jessica Coulter Smith (this one was from almost 2 years ago! lol)