What Are You Reading? (659)

Posted September 29, 2023 by Holly in Features | 4 Comments

I continued reading various books from the Valos of Sanhadra series, a multi-author series set on the same planet: Enduring by Marina Simcoe, Iced by Regine Abel and Unleased by Tiffany Roberts. I also read Midnight Mated by Savannah Lee, a new to me author. I enjoyed the premise and was wrapped up in the story, but the FMC frustrated me quite a bit. I’m listening to The Wolf and The Wildflower by Stacey Reid, which has a very interesting premise. The FMC has been pretending to be a boy her entire life, a deception only she and her mother are aware of. She and her father are hired to help the lost Duke of Wulverton, who was lost in the wilds of the Yukon alone for over ten years, reacclimate to society. I’m about 65% through and I can’t wait to see how it ends.
What are you reading this week? Any new favorites or books that drove you crazy? Share!

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4 responses to “What Are You Reading? (659)

  1. Kareni

    Holly, The Wolf and The Wildflower definitely sounds intriguing.

    (May I ask you to read the comments on the Monthly Reads thread, please.)

  2. Kareni

    Over the past week ~

    — quite enjoyed the contemporary romance Role Playing by Cathy Yardley though it took a while to grab me. This featured a woman (48) and a man (50) who become friends in an online game. Due to a misunderstanding, he initially thinks she’s his mother’s age while she thinks he’s her son’s age.
    — learned of a new book in a favorite series, Murder in Protocol by Anne Cleeland. I promptly bought it, started reading, and finished it late at night. It’s a mystery, but I simply enjoy getting to spend time with the characters.
    — reread The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold, a favorite fantasy, and enjoyed it once again. This is another book that features a main character who is a genuinely good person.
    — recently read Hidden Light (The Lydents’ Curse Book 1) and The Bridge Over Snake Creek (The Lydents’ Curse Book 2) both by Nikki Bolvair. These were pleasant fairly short paranormal reverse harem stories featuring young adults; in each, the heroine learns that she has magical powers.
    — read another reverse harem romance (erotic romance) ~ The Hostage Bargain by Annika Martin. I’d describe it as rather silly and straining credulity. It begins with a bank robbery on a SUNDAY afternoon in smallish town America, and the heroine is one of SEVEN tellers. She leaves voluntarily with the three bank robbers and escapades ensue.

  3. DiscoDollyDeb

    I am simultaneously tearing through Rachel Reid’s latest m/m hockey romance, TIME TO SHINE, and Cate C. Wells’s brilliant homage to—and deconstruction of—old-school Harlequin Presents (the story is set in 1982, which doesn’t seem that long ago to an old lady like me, but…). The books have nothing in common except both being romances, but each of them appeals to a different aspect of why I love reading romance. Both are excellent & highly recommended.

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