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What I Read Last Week

Posted January 16, 2012 by Tracy in Features | 7 Comments

Well it was another stressful week at work but I survived which was a good thing. 

We had a nice weekend as I headed out to my mom’s to help here with some computer stuff and then yesterday I got to see my grown & married nephew who lives in Pennsylvania.  Yay!  The local family got together for lunch and we had a great time just talking and catching up.  Here’s a picture that I took of my nephew and my youngest.  (I’d actually had one taken of him and me but apparently it turned out really blurry. I’ll have to take another before he heads home to PA.)

Don’t forget to enter the 2 contests I’ve got going.  One for a box of historical novels and one for a box of fantasy/UF.  The links are on the sidebar.

I read a really long novel at the beginning of last week and after that really felt the need to read a bunch of shorts.  Here’s what I devoured this week:

I started off the week with Season of the Shadow by Bobbi Groover.  This is an american historical that I read for The Book Binge and I really liked it but for a few items. The story was about a man (boy, really, as he was only 17) who was kidnapped, kept chained in a madhouse and treated like an animal for 6 years before he managed to escape with his life and most of his sanity.  He’s back in his hometown to destroy the person who did it all to him, his cousin.  He also is still madly in love with his first love but he thinks she might have had something to do with his abduction as well.  The man is confused and hurt emotionally but determined to get his life back from the man who stole it.  The book was very good but I did have a problem with the length which was 690 pdf pages.  Just too long imho.  I’ll let you know when my review posts at TBB. 4 out of 5

Here is where my short reading began:

First up was A Wedding Story by Dee Tenorio.  Ruth Ann and Bobby have been prankster enemies since they were young kids.  Ruth Ann isn’t thrilled when at her sisters wedding reception she is not only sat next to Bobby but they are at the kids’ table.  Ruth Ann and Bobby decide to make the most of it and decide to dance but that’s when things at the reception start going awry and when Bobby and Ruth Ann are left alone they realize that maybe they don’t hate each other as much as Ruth Ann thought.  Really cute and funny story. 3.5 out of 5 (free on Kindle)

Holding Out For A Hero by Stacey Joy Netzel was a short about a woman who is having a really crappy day.  When she’s at lunch, however, she sees something happen that makes her start looking at life a little differently and it changes everything.  A great story that has a little bit of a hopeful romance in it.   I did kind of a mini review that you can read here if you’re interested.  4 out of 5 (free on Kindle)

Next up was Fury by Anya Bast. This is part of her Otherkin series which is looks like there are only 2 of.  The story is about a woman who is in a “pack” of shifters but there are mostly wolven shifters.  She is a cougar but the elders want to make her their queen.  She runs but her mate comes looking for her.  This was an ok read.  I didn’t love the characters but the story was a good one and of course the sex was hot as is the norm with Bast’s books. 3 out of 5 (free on Kindle)

Without Mercy by Belinda Boring followed Darcy as she runs an errand for a pack bbq with the her future sister-in-law and best friend.  A crazed man who is on a mission ends up accosting the two and all hell breaks loose.  It was a sad story but it was so short that I just needed more.  More of the after effects of the whole situation, etc.  Maybe we were supposed to get that in future books but I never like being left hanging.  3 out of 5 (free on Kindle)

Four Kisses by Bonnie Dee was the story of two people who meet when they are 13 and share a kiss.  The pair meet about every 3 or 4 years due to odd circumstances and always share some form of a kiss.  It was a very sweet story and I really liked the whole scenario.  You can read my mini review here. 4.5 out of 5
So ended my short binge. lol

A Rose is A Rose by Jet Mykles tells the story of Carson who is in his early twenties.  He is a man used to be taken care of and when his “boyfriend” doesn’t want to take it to the next level it crushes Carson.  He finds out that he was just one of many who is man was seeing.  Carson befriends the owner of his building who is a shy manly man named Eddie.  Carson isn’t used to not being taken care of but Eddie helps him out with food and stuff but Carson knows that Eddie isn’t gay.  Of course Eddie will be gay for Carson as he just finds him beautiful and fascinating.  I really liked this book a lot.  Carson’s character was great but I just didn’t love the romance.  The story was told in third person but we never got to see things from Eddie’s pov.  When Carson decides that he needs to do things on his own we never get to see how that effects Eddie which I would have loved.  Overall a good story but I did have some issues with it. 3.5 out of 5

My next read was My Summer of Wes by Missy Welsh. Mal is friendless and lives in a vanilla world with no excitement until his new neighbors move in across the street. Wes is the neighbors son and though older than Mal they hit it off immediately.  Wes is gay and even though Mal has been called names and been accused of being gay for the past four years he is certain that he’s not.  Until Mal and Wes start spending more time together and Mal starts to see the truth in himself.  The story was very sweet with very little conflict.  The sex scenes were hot and I just loved Wes to pieces.  4 out of 5

A Night to Surrender by Tessa Dare is the first in the Spindle Cove series and I finally read it!  It was really good and I’m so glad I did.  Bram was hurt in the war and is looking to regain his position in the field.  He contacts Sir Lewis in Spindle Cove and heads there with the hopes that he will get what he wants.  Sir Lewis not only turns him down but makes him an Earl (via the king) and then asks him to get a militia ready in a month.  Bram is pissed but Sir Lewis’s daughter Susanna is a nice distraction.  Distraction being the key as he can’t seem to keep his mind on his work due to thinking of Susanna constantly.  It was a cute book about the inhabitants of Spindle Cove and how they come together to try to make their local field day the best there is.  Susanna and Bram’s relationship was wonderful and just thinking of the book makes me smile. 4.25 out of 5

Last on the list was my read for the monthly TBR challenge and that was An Army Ranger’s Return by Soraya Lane.  Pen pal’s Jessica and Ryan have written to each other constantly and now Ryan is returning home.  Jessica is nervous about what will happen and what DOES happen is not what she expects at all.  I’d tell you more but then I wouldn’t have to write my review for Wednesdays post. lol  

My Book Binge reviews that posted last week:
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What I Read Last Week

Posted August 1, 2011 by Tracy in Features | 6 Comments

Hello there and Happy August!
I hope you’re all happy and comfy wherever you are. It’s hella hot here…and strangely humid so I’m staying indoors lately. Those of you who live in high humidity areas would probably not even notice the humidity here but since we’re not used to it at all it’s a bit weird.
So I’m boss-less now. Ok, not boss-less completely but kind of (we have someone who’ll be the priest-in-charge until we find a new permanent priest). My boss’s last day at work was last Thursday and her last service here at the church was yesterday. We had a beautiful service and a great shindig afterwards. There were lots of teary eyes but both happy and sad tears. We look like a couple of geeks in this picture but here we are at the party yesterday.
Other than that it was a quiet week. What was your week like?
My reading…
I started off the week with She’s Got Balls by Mia Watts. This was the story of 2 police officers who go undercover to crack a drug ring. One of the men has to dress like a woman because “she’s” supposed to have been on steroids. The story is pretty short but long enough to get in some great laughs, great sex and a cute love story. I liked the book and liked Watts’ writing as well. 4 out of 5
Next was The Amorous Education of Celia Seaton by Miranda Neville. This was the story of a woman who is kidnapped. She escapes but comes across a dandy that she knows from London who likened her at one time to a cauliflower. Since he was hit on the head and doesn’t remember who he is Celia decides to make up a story about who he is. She ends up falling in love with the man while they are on their travels to civilization but when he finds out who she is he’s none too pleased. Unfortunately he can’t seem to break himself away from her. The story also involved an erotic novel that the couple read from and role-played a bit. It was a cute story. 3.5 out of 5 Read for The Book Binge
My next read was The Chase by Erin McCarthy. This is book 4 in the Fast Track series and it was another good one. The book was about Evan who is a driver who’s having a bit of a bad season and Kendall who is the only woman on the circuit. The pair dated a decade earlier but broke up – much to Evan’s surprise. Now they’ve communicated and figured out what went wrong all that time ago and next thing you know they’re hot and heavy again. But what happens when a BIG surprise hits Evan what will he and Kendall do about it. This was a really fun, fast and easy read. I read it very quickly as I just kept turning pages. I really liked Kendall and Evan together and how they worked things out. Kendall did have a lot of insecurities that bothered me a bit but I thought they were handled well. Good book. 4 out of 5 Read for The Book Binge
I Love the Earl by Caroline Linden was a cute novella about a woman who grew up as a tradesman’s daughter and then suddenly becomes a Duke’s sister. She is shoved on the marriage market by her brother with a 40,000 pound dowry and told that she can make the decision on a husband all her own. When she meets a man who is destitute and not afraid to let her know she’s not all that nice to him. But she eventually comes to love him and wants to marry…but what will her brother do and say. This was very cute. The pair fell in love rather quickly but it was done well and was a sweet story. 3.5 out of 5 Read for The Book Binge
My Tracy’s TBR Challenge read for the week was Closer by Jo Leigh. This was about Christie, a woman who was being stalked. She had no idea who it was but she had lost her job because of the stalker, her friends and now her bank accounts had been taken over and this had been going on for about 5 months. She was afraid to leave her house. While looking at a photo of her and her brother who had died she finds a phone number on the back and calls for help. Boone shows up and says that he was a friend of her brothers – which he was. He does everything he can think of but the guy still has a bead on her and now wants Boone out of the picture. Boone had been half in love with Christie before he arrived to help. Nate, Christie’s brother, always talked about her and Boone felt like he already knew her. It wasn’t that much of a stretch to take their attraction for each other one step further. I liked the book and how it was written. There were no sex scenes at ridiculous, inappropriate times that happen so often in these kinds of stories. Boone and Christie were great together and I liked the end a lot (total plot twist that was unexpected). 3.75 out of 5
Shifting Sands was next on my list. These are 6 different m/m short stories by Jet Mykles, Kimberly Gardner, JL Langley, Willa Okati, Ally Blue and Brenda Bryce that are all related but each have their own HEA. It was definitely a good yet different approach…can I call it an anthology? The story is about Shifting Sands ranch and most of the guys who work there are gay. Daniel who owns the ranch gets married to Yi (though they’re not in love) but when she can’t get the guys on the ranch to sleep with her she calls them unnatural and curses them. After that during the full moon each month they shapeshift into different animals. The stories are about each of the 6 men and them finding their loves. I really liked the stories and thought it was a clever way to tell them all. 4 out of 5
Last on the list was Lord of the Vampires by Gena Showalter. This is book one in the 4 book Royal House of Shadows series. Each book will be written by a different author (this one releases 8/23) and this one introduces us to the basic plot behind the stories. This book was about the oldest son of the four children Nicolai and his love story. I will post my review on this one later in the month. 3.5 out of 5
My Book Binge reviews that posted last week:
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What I Read Last Week

Posted February 15, 2010 by Tracy in Features | 14 Comments

Happy Monday!

I want to start off by telling everyone thank you once again for all of your support this past week.  Between comments from the blog and personal emails it’s been amazing and made me cry on more than one occasion.  You guys are the best.

My hubby is now home! Yay!  He had surgery on Thursday to correct the collapsed lung.  The surgeon told us that he couldn’t find the weak point in his lung which is a bummer but he cleaned things up and did a procedure that will make the likelihood of it happening again less. The surgeon was so nice to give us pictures of his lung – ew!  I love you all and will not be sharing those with you.  Believe me, you’d thank me. Hubby’s in a lot of pain but he’s moving around some which is good.  He’s young and otherwise healthy so they think his recuperation will be relatively fast.  I say it’s just really good to have him home!  The girls are doing really well with him and trying to help as much as they can.  They might drive me bat shit crazy some of the time but they’re good kids, I have to say. 🙂

I read quite a bit this week just hanging at the hospital.  For such a busy place it was incredibly quiet. lol

Strangely enough I was sick this past Monday  – thank heavens that had gone away by the time hubby went in or I wouldn’t have been able to see him.  I got two books read that day – both for The Book Binge.  The first book was Gentlemen Prefer Succubi by Jill Myles.  A cute paranormal story about a woman, Jackie, who gets turned into a Succubus by a vampire and a Serim (fallen angel).  You can read my review here3.75 out of 5

The next one I read that day was Succubi Like it Hot by Jill Myles.  This is the next story in the Succubus Diaries series and follows Jackie as she gets used to being a succubus.  She’s formed a relationship with both her fallen angel sires, Noah, and her vampire sire, Zane.  I love both men but Zane is one hot vamp lemme tell ya. Wow. 🙂  Anyway, once again a cute story – there’s humor and sex and romance…as well as some ass kicking in both of these books.  You can read my review here4 out of 5

Next up was Close Contact by Rebecca Airies.  I read this one for The Book Binge as well.  It was a novella about a woman who is cursed but doesn’t know by whom or why.  She’s in horrible pain if she’s away from her mate – that she just met – who happens to be a werewolf.  The book really wasn’t really my thing, unfortunately.  I’ll let you know when my review posts. 2.5 out of 5

Next up was The More I See You by Lynn Kurland. The funny thing about me reading this book: I’ve started buying the De Piaget series from book 1. Have I read book 1?  No.  Why read book 7 then, you may ask?  Who freakin knows?  Actually it was a grab and go when I was running out the door to the hospital so that might explain it – at least that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. 🙂  Anyway, I really liked the book.  Jessica is in England and wishing on a star that she’d find a gallant, chivalrous man and next thing you know she’s in 13th century England.  She gets attached to Richard de Galtres who is a Knight but one who’s trying desperately to forget his childhood.  He’s gruff and surly and I have to say it made him all the more adorable in my eyes – in Jessica’s as well.  4 out of 5

The next book was not intended as a Tracy’s TBR Challenge read but I discovered it was just easier to have my ereader with me this week rather than books. And then I discovered that I’d had the book since last June!  Fitting that the name of the book was Discovery. lol  I started book 5 in Jet Mykles’ Dark Elves series – Discovery.  This was an interesting story as it didn’t deal mostly with the Dark Elves.  They were in the beginning and the end of the book but not a lot in the middle.  A young human bard goes to live with the elves for a couple of years to gain information that he can then share with the humans – possibly making their lives more interesting to the humans and more woman would want to live with them as the elves numbers are dwindling.  Though Kinig falls desperately in love with Fallil he knows he has to leave him to spread his message.  Nine years later he gets captured by an evil elf from a different race but is taken care of by Nialdlye, yet another elf from another race, and eventually saved.  This was a great step in the continuing story of the dark elves.  I would have liked to have seen more interaction with the dark elves themselves but Mykles has a great way of bringing everything together in a fashion that sometimes you just don’t expect. 3.75 out of 5 (m/m, m/f)

Next was Dark Elves VI: Awakening by Jet Mykles.  This is, for now, the final book in the Dark Elves series  This follows the offspring of the couples that we read about in the first few books.  They’ve grown and are becoming warriors and sorcerers in their own right.  Savous and Irin’s daughter, Eryhaen, has massive amounts of power but doesn’t have a clue how to control it and she herself is a selfish, out of control woman.  Radin is back in the picture but in a comatose like state.  Eryhaen is sure that he is her true mate and will do anything to get her way and her way wants Radin.  She’s just not fully aware of the people that she is hurting in the process.  This was a good but sometimes sad story of friendship, loyalty and love.  I hope, in the future, that Mykles decides to write more about the elves. 4 out of 5 (m/f, m/m, m/m/f, f/f, m/m/m/f)

And last but not least was yet another one for The Book Binge (seriously, I have so many books to read for TBB I might have to read nothing but BB books for a week straight just to get it down to a manageable sized pile.  What?  I just can’t say no when they sound really good!).  This one was Don’t Kill The Messenger by Eileen Rendahl.  An UF book that I really liked. The girl is a Messenger who passes messages and items, etc. around to different paranormal groups that don’t get along.  A very good book that I think a lot of you will like.  I’ll let you know when my review posts. 4 out of 5

FYI – my review for Archangel’s Kiss by Nalini Singh went up over at The Book Binge.  You can read it here.

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What I’ve Been Reading This Week

Posted November 30, 2009 by Tracy in Features | 12 Comments

Hello there!

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

Anyway, on to what I read this week

My first read of the week was Genesis by Jet Mykles. This is book 5 in the Heaven Sent series and it’s was pretty good. It was a New Year’s story involvoing all of the couples. I liked seeing all of the couples together and having normal every day issues like the rest of us. 3.5 out of 5

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

After that I read Lament: The Faerie Queen’s Deception by Maggie Stiefvater. I had very mixed feelings about the book. On one hand I liked the relationship that Deirdre had with her best friend James – even though he played a pretty small part. But I can’t say that I liked Deirdre all that much. Her easy acceptance of the whole Faerie thing was a little off-putting for me. Would a teenager really believe that quickly and not doubt? I found it odd. Then there were some unanswered questions in the story. Luke (who I actually felt sorry for) who would say “I am Luke, it’s been one thousand blah, blah, blah years – do not forget” Why did he say this? Who was he saying it to? Was he saying it just to himself? What was he not to forget? That was never explained and it drove me nuts! And (I don’t want to spoil the story so I’ll say this as vaguely as possible) the queen at the end – why her? Was there something special about her? She said she’d been waiting – but why? I didn’t get it. And the biggest question: What was the queen’s deception? Am I being obtuse? IDK. I have to say that although this book was written well it just didn’t get me emotionally involved. I ended the book going “huh, ok.” 3 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.

Another read for my Year of the Category Challenge was Blackmailed Into Marriage by Lucy Monroe. You can read my review here.

And my last read fo the week…yes, cutting it very close this time…was my Re-Read Challenge book – in preparation of The Dark Tide release on December 22nd I read Death of A Pirate King by Josh Lanyon. I’ll post my review tomorrow!

Have a great week and Happy Reading!

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What I’ve Been Reading This Week

Posted November 16, 2009 by Tracy in Features | 11 Comments

Hi there!

Well I’m back in the saddle again! Last week was just awful. I mean, horrible-just-let-me-die awful but I survived and so did my hubby. We thought the kids were safe (I was hoping to delude myself into believing they wouldn’t catch it) but last night my oldest started complaining about a severe belly ache and then the fever started up and then the vomiting started. Oy. At least she slept through the night which was good for her.

My youngest was on a roll this past week. She asked for toast the other day with “that poisonberry jam” on it. I, of course, started laughing and couldn’t stop and then told her it was boysenberry jam. Too cute.
Then the other night I had an appointment and put a shirt on that has these designs all over it – one being straight across my ass. She asked what the markings meant and I told her that it was tribal for wide load. She laughed and laughed and then said, “what’s tribal?” then paused, “and what’s a wide load?” Omg I thought my sides would split I was laughing so hard. When I explained it to her she laughed even more – the stinker. lol

So last Sunday I was so sick I didn’t read at all. I just laid on the couch and stared at whatever the kids happened to be watching. I did see the movie Lost in Austen which was kind of cute but I can’t say I remember too much about it! lol The rest of the week I just read so there are quite a few books:

I started off with The Lone Texan by Jodi Thomas. This is my first Texan read by Thomas. I read this one for The Book Binge and will let you know when my review posts.

Next up was a total impulse buy/read: wtf by Peter Lerangis. I was shopping for Blaze of Memory by Nalini Singh at Barnes and Noble and even 2 days after it was released I had to go searching cuz it wasn’t on the shelves. Arg! I hate that. I found it on a cart in the middle of BFE B&N which was just weird. Anyway, for some reason it was next to wtf and I just kind of flipped through wtf for a minute and decided to buy it – it was a Simon Pulse so I knew it was a YA book. It turned out to be good, but not great. It was 6 alternating pov’s and corresponding timelines and how they all interact and effect each other. Basically the story of a drug deal that wasn’t really a drug deal gone wrong. The details that initiated it, the characters involved, what happened before, during and after. The book definitely kept my attention and it was pretty short (well, 250 pages but a small tradepb and large font) but the ending just didn’t do it for me. Everything just came out smelling too much like roses and in real life I just couldn’t see it happening. Maybe if it had been set in an alternate universe but not when it’s a contemporary novel. 3 out of 5

Next up was my Tracy’s TBR Challenge read which was An Affair Before Christmas by Eloisa James. I could swear that I’d read a book by her before but after looking at her website I don’t think I have, but I liked it. For a historical though it was set up much like I’m used to UF books being with all of the different stories going on at the same time. Because of that I thought that the main romance suffered for it. It was still good but not as great as I thought it could be. The main story is between the Duke of Fletcher and Poppy, the Duchess of Fletcher. They meet and fall immediately in love. Four years later they are completely frustrated with each other. Poppy just lays in bed and doesn’t respond to Fletch no matter what he does to her and Poppy leaves because she’s frustrated with him as well but for different reasons. I discovered during my perusing of James’ books that this is book 2 in the Desperate Duchesses series. I haven’t read book 1 but unless you all feel I need to I think I’ll just move on to book 3. Anyone think I must read book 1 first? 3.75 out of 5

After that I moved on to On The Edge by Ilona Andrews. This was another new to me author. I did attempt to get into her Kate Daniels series but it just wasn’t for me. But this book? This one I really liked. It’s just a great mixture of fantasy, paranormal, romance and a bit of horror. It was such a mish mosh but it really worked for me. It pretty much takes place in the Edge which is a world between the world of the Broken (our world) and the Weird (a magical place). The Edge has magic too, but not like the Weird. The main characters are Rose from the Edge and Declan from the Weird. Good story. Since this is book 1 in a new series I’ll be interested to see where the story goes next. 4.25 out of 5

After seeing that I was debating about reading Jet Mykles’ Dark Elves series, Tam was nice enough to send me the 2 print books which included the first 4 stories. I have to say that after starting the first story in book 1, Taken, I wasn’t sure if I was going to be reading further. You see these Dark Elves were created by the goddess Rhae to be her consorts (read: fuck toys) and when she left the earthly plane she discovered that she’d made an error – there were no women. How were the elves to continue procreating? So she gave the elves a spell that would help turn human women into elves. So the elves kidnap women, set the spell and then they all go about taking 9 day turns with them until they (hopefully) find their truemate – that one woman that can have their babies (which are all male, btw). If the women don’t find their truemate they are then put into the brothel because the can never leave the underground city. The whole premise put me off a bit. And the heroine in book 1 was just prickly. She was a warrior so I could see that she wouldn’t stand for being kidnapped but I just couldn’t like her…and she fell in love in what felt like a millisecond, which I don’t care for. Since I’d started book 1 I decided to finish it and go on to book 2. This is the book that made me want to read more. As usual Jet Mykles has a way of getting me into the stories and I found myself reading not just one book but both. The second story, Mastered, was better than the first, imho and I liked the characters more. Book 2 which included stories 3 – Salvation & 4 – Dissent were even better. These had more of a political intrigue to them along with the romance and sex and that held my interest. I now find myself wondering what the hell happens next. lol I guess I’ll have to go find out. Taken 3 out of 5 Mastered 3.25 out of 5 Salvation 3.5 out of 5 Dissent 3.5 out of 5

Last on the list for the week was The Christmas Ball an anthology with stories by Jennifer Ashley, Emily Bryan and Alissa Johnson. All the stories are different but all end at the Hartwell’s Christmas ball. It’s interesting to think of everything that was going on at the ball at the same time at the end. They were all sweet little romances and I enjoyed the book overall – with Traditions by Alissa Johnson being my favorite I thinkl. I imagine it would be difficult to write a short historical like that but I really felt that they all did a great job. Overall rating 3.75 out of 5

I hope you all have a great week!
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