I was on vacation over the Fourth of July & barely read a thing. I was disappointed in myself since I downloaded 12 books. I’ve discovered J.T. Gessinger. She writes mafia books, which I hate, but she’s such a good writer that I just keep reading her. I read Beautifully Cruel (Beautifully Cruel #1), Cruel Paradise (Beautifully Cruel #2), Ruthless Creatures (Queens & Monsters #1), and Pen Pal (I am not a fan of this one). I’m currently reading Carnal Urges (Queens & Monsters #2).
I was on vacation the past two weeks, so we’re a little behind. Since last time I finished reading Capture the Sun by Jessie Mihalik and listening to Strictly Business by Carrie Elks. I really enjoyed both, though I wish there were more books to follow Capture the Sun. I re-read Magic Rises, Magic Breaks, Magic Shifts and Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews. I also re-read Sarazen’s Hunt and Blood and Venom by Isabel Wroth. I really wish there were more books in this series and the Little Coven series.
I read Possessed and Plundered by Tana Stone. Both were okay reads, though I enjoyed the first book more than the second. I haven’t decided if I’ll continue the series. I discovered Tiger’s Gambit by Minette Moreau while browsing Kindle and enjoyed it enough to immediately read the second book in the series, Leopard’s Surrender, which was just okay. I was very excited to start Jaguar’s Initiative, the third book in the series, but had to DNF it less than 15% in after View Spoiler »the “hero” caned the heroine, put a collar on her and was on his way to put her in a cage because she disobeyed him and was too valuable to “let loose”. This was not a D/s novel and it made me so angry that he treated her like a child. « Hide Spoiler YMMV.
I listened to the audiobook for Rogue Darkness by Dianne Duvall, the latest installment in the Immortal Guardians series. I really liked it and look forward to more set in this world. I also listened to Wildfire by Ilona Andrews (yes, again) and re-read When He’s Torn by Suzanne Wright. I haven’t decided what to read next. I still haven’t read Resonance Surge by Nalini Singh, so I might pull that one up.