I hope you all had a wonderful week – whether you were celebrating Thanksgiving or not. I personally had a wonderfully quiet Thanksgiving spent at my parents house and it’s always nice to have 4 days off of work to spend time with the family. 🙂
Yesterday two of my friends and I made an improptu drive to Costa Mesa and they both drooled over the UBS New and Recycled Romances – yes the same one that the So Cal Blogger went to. It was great fun and we spent a good hour and a half just browsing, talking and having fun. I think my friend Jen bought something like 18 or 20 books. 🙂 I love that! lol
I haven’t blog hopped in about 3 weeks and I think I’m going through withdrawals! Hopefully I’ll be able to this week cuz I feel like I have no idea what’s going on with any of you! I hope you’re all well
Next up was the novella Look What Santa Brought by Annmarie McKenna. This was an impulse holiday buy and it was cute. A story about a hero who’s blind and has the hots for his sister’s best friend and the best friend who is trying to get away from her incredibly possessive/psycho boyfriend who wants to take over her life. While it was cute it had what seemed like a very rushed sex scene (the only one in the story) and then the ending was very abrupt. I would have liked to see just a few more pages here and there. 3.5 out of 5
Alas my Tracy’s TBR Challenge read for the week is a fail. I bought Never Dare a Duke by Gayle Callen after reading Never Trust a Scoundrel and enjoying it. Unfortunately it sat there unread until now. I was sent Never Marry a Stranger – the 3rd book in the trilogy – for review and thought I’d read this one first. Well I just couldn’t do it. After about 20 pages I was ready to throw put the book down. The heroine is a commoner who’s father’s newpaper is failing. She decides that what the paper needs is more gossip and she wants to get the skinny on a Duke that supposedly has paid big money to keep a secret. (I won’t go into great detail but her father sounded like a pretty honorable man who doesn’t print gossip so why she thought he’d print this is beyond me.) She meets the Duke and her best friend (an Earl’s daughter) lies about who she is, so that about did me in. She’s already lied about her identity and then she’s going to scrounge into his past (and lie to get what she wants) and wreak havoc on his reputation no matter who he is – cuz people need to know and he’s a Duke, dammit. Oy. I did read 60 more pages and decided I just couldn’t do it. The heroine’s personality was so annoying to me I just couldn’t go further. DNF
Never Marry A Stranger by Gayle Callen is the next book in the Sons of Scandal series and one I read for The Book Binge. My review should post this week so I’ll alert you went that happens – I think tomorrow should be the day.