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What I Read Last Week

Posted April 8, 2014 by Tracy in Features | 0 Comments


It’s been a while, hasn’t it?  Last Monday I had a horrible migraine and just couldn’t work up the brain power to write a post – sorry about that.  I’ve been having a lot of those lately and ended up having an MRI.  Wow – that sucked. lol  But…they said all was normal – well, at least as normal as it can be in my case. 😉

So the last time I posted I promised videos.  I’ve got one of my youngest doing her Taekwondo thing and one of both my girls playing their bells.  The one of my youngest is a bit different than her regular promotions.  I cut parts out but she does a few new things with a fan and then a different form that’s kind of a dance.  Unfortunately because they played music during that particular form the video isn’t available in all countries – sorry.

And here’s the one of my daughters playing their bells:

My daughters are the bleach blond in the middle and the one that’s 4 down from her (the shortest girl).

Since I missed a week I’ll just tell you what a read the week before last and their ratings and then move on to this past week.
March 24-March 30:
Can’t Stop Believing by Jodi Thomas  4.5 out of 5
When All The World Sleeps by Lisa Henry and JA Rock
4 out of 5
A Heart Too Proud by Laura London
3.5 out of 5 
The Wolf Siren by Karen Whiddon
3.5 out of 5
Betting the Rainbow by Jodi Thomas
4 out of 5 
One Night With an Earl by Jennifer Haymore
3.75 out of 5

This past week:

I started the week with My Lady, My Lord by Katharine Ashe.  This is a lovely story about two people who supposedly hate each other but actually love each other. That doesn’t stop them from arguing constantly.  Well, walking a bit in the others shoes – literally – really helps them see each other in a different light.  This one was really good and I very much enjoyed it.  4 out of 5

Next up was Once Upon a Billionaire by Jessica Clare.  This is book 4 in the Billionaire Boys Club series and it was a good one.  We got to see cynical and snobbish Griffin deal with countrified Maylee.  She certainly brought him down a notch or two and it was great.  You can read my review of this book here. 4 out of 5

Next was Red at Night by Katie McGarry.  This is a free novella that shows us Stella who grew up very poor mostly without a dad and Jonah who is trying to deal with a car accident that strongly effected him.  The pair are complete opposites but are perfect for each other.  I liked the way that McGarry brought the two together and had Jonah looking at a different side of life.  4.5 out 5

Another free novella was You Are Here by Liz Fichera.  The story was about a girl who had had tragedy in her past and it had effected her mother, her brother and her financially.  They get kicked out of their house and end up in a homeless shelter.  She misses her horse and her boyfriend who she thinks cheated on her.  The story was sweet and very sad but it was such an involved story I needed it to be longer in order delve farther in. It was just too short for me to feel the depth it needed.  3.5 out of 5

After that I tried to read Rules of Entanglement by Gina L. Maxwell.  This was just not for me.  I found the heroine to be completely annoying and uptight.  DNF (Book Binge book)

Alpha Wolf by Rebecca Royce is the story of Michael Kane who arrives in New Orleans to retrieve his long lost sister but ends up meeting his mate.  She is the pack punching bag and he gets pissed.  The story is about him cleaning up her pack and dealing with his mate Scarlett and her latent wolf.  The story was good but nothing too angsty. 3.75 out of 5 

Next up was Between the Devil and Ian Eversea by Julie Anne Long.  OMG I love this author!  She writes such damned good books I just can’t put them down!  This is Ian Eversea’s books, obviously, and he’s paired up with a woman who has lost everything.  Everyone thinks she’s this prim and proper thing but she has her secrets.  The book was amazing and I loved every minute of it. 5 out of 5

Crash Into Me by Katie McGarry is the story of Rachel who is a sheltered girl who loves cars and speed.  She is overprotected by her parents and 4 brothers and sneaks out to drive fast.  She end up at a street race and ends up barely escaping from the cops.  While at the race she meets and helps Isaiah and they both end up helping each other.  When the guy who was running the race thinks that Rachel was the one that called the cops and ripped him off (it wasn’t her) he makes her pay the $5,000.00 back.  The story is Isaiah and Rachel figuring out how to raise the money and also with Rachel finding her place in the world and not under her parents thumbs.  I really enjoyed this book.  I felt so sorry for Rachel and loved who she was when she was with Isaiah.  It was a very good book and I can’t wait to read the next in the series. 4 out of 5

Lion and the Falcon by Eve Langlais is book 4 in the Furry United Coalition (FUC) series.  The Falcon, Clarice, is on loan from ASS (Avian Soaring Security) and is partnered with a lion, Dr. Nolan Manners, to look for a shifter who was injected by a nut job and then turned mutant.  The mutant is after the employees of FUC so Clarice stays with Nolan. The lion cracked me up as he was so pampered but still a man.  He was just funny and he was a perfect fit for Clarice.  3.75 out of 5

Last for the week was Doe and the Wolf by Eve Langlais and is book 5 in the same series.  The story has Everett the wolf who is a bounty hunter (and previous FUC agent) looking for more mutants for the FUC.  He gets hurt by said mutant – a giant gecko – and is saved by Dawn a doe.  Dawn is actually one of the mutants but isn’t dangerous.  Everett ends up taking her home because he is attracted to her.  Unfortunately the gecko wants Dawn as well.  The story was cute.  It was a little slow but funny as well.  3.25 out of 5

My Book Binge reviews that posted the last two weeks:
Guest Review: A Lady By Any Other Name by Jennifer Kitchens
Guest Review: Barely Undercover by Sarah Castille
Guest Review: What the Groom Wants by Jade Lee
Guest Review: Long Shot by Hanna Martine

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What I Read Last Week

Posted October 7, 2013 by Tracy in Features | 0 Comments

Greetings my friends. How the heck are ya?

Things here are good. The kids are on Fall break at the moment (all week for the youngest and just Mon. & Tues. for the oldest) so I’m trying to find activities to keep them occupied. I don’t get the week off so that makes it a bit difficult.

My youngest daughter had her first promotion test in her quest for her 2nd Dan in Taekwondo. She did great, of course. She doesn’t actually get a different belt, just a white star that gets sewn onto her black uniform. I’m not sure how many stars she needs before she can test for her 2nd Dan but I’m sure it’s a boatload. 🙂 Here’s a vid that I put together of the various parts of her test. There were a couple of things I left out because people were blocking my taping. WE know what they are but everyone else would have looked at it and said, “what the hell is that?” lol

At my church this weekend we had the Blessing of the Animals service. We had church in the courtyard instead of indoors and there were lots of cats and dogs, a bunny and a bearded dragon. Very cool. Our cat, Echo, is not really a people person. She loves HER people but when a visitor comes over she’ll run and hide and stay there for hours until the person leaves. She also loves to look out the windows in our house but doesn’t like it when we take her outside – she also doesn’t like her carrier so taking her to the blessing was interesting. She was very vocal on her way to church and when I told my daughter to take her out of the carrier for the blessing she didn’t want to for fear that Echo would jump out of her arms and run away. She didn’t – yay! and was actually pretty darned calm. She was still meowing pretty loudly when we took her to the blessing but other than that she did wonderfully. She even let people come up and pet her! I kept trying to take a picture of her and every time I did she’d hide her face. OMG it was hilarious. So, this is what I got…shy kitty. Yes, that’s Echo’s face hiding in my daughter’s armpit lol

Giveaways!  (Yikes, almost forgot completely!)
Winner of the Steam Bath: Sweaty Gay Erotica giveaway is ELF.
Winner of My 2013 5 Star Reads (so far) giveaway is Timitra.

Congrats to both of you!

Anyway, on to what I read this past week:

First for the week was The Christmas He Loved Her by Juliana Stone. The story is about a man and woman who have been friends forever but she was once married to his twin who has since died. He’s been in love with the woman for forever but obviously never acted on those feelings since she was unavailable. The couple deals with their feelings for each other as well as guilt and depression. I’ll post my review for this one later this week.

Next up was Beyond Shame by Kit Rocha (aka Moira Rogers) that I picked at All Romance eBooks as a freebee recently. The story is set in dystopian world where there are sectors outside of the city, i.e. rebels and/or those that got kicked out of the city for one thing or another. Noelle is a councilman’s daughter but after two arrest – 1 for drinking and 1 for fornication she’s kicked out of the city. She gets taken in by the O’Kane gang who runs Sector 4. There she meets Jasper and has to learn to get past the shame of enjoying those things that she’s been told all her life are wrong. This was a really good book. I very much liked the story and am looking forward to reading the next book in the series. This is an erotic novel so there was an abundance of sex but I thought it worked in well with the story. 4 out of 5

Next up was Long Shot by Hanna Martine. This is a friends to lovers/reunited love kind of story. Jen used to spend every summer in Breann, New Hampshire starting at 8 years old. That summer she met Leith and they continued to be friends every summer she arrived from Iowa. When she was 18 she showed up and their friendship became much more. Leith asked her to stay with him but she was off to college. Now it’s 10 years later and Jen is back in Breann to help plan their Highland Games for them. Jen and Leith meet once and they soon discover that the passion they shared hasn’t died with a 10 year separation. The story was really good and I loved so many things about this book. 4 out of 5 (read for Book Binge)

Taming the Alpha by Adriana Hunter was the story of Nikki who is a stripper and meets Jax when he is desperate to find a mate (he’s a werewolf) and decides to hit the strip joint. They have a connection and hit it off but he’s not sure how the pack will accept her. To say he was ashamed of her would be putting it mildly as he never introduced her to anyone the entire book. He doesn’t even tell her he’s a werewolf until the last few pages and then she’s all, “I don’t care, I love you!” Ahem. Yeah, ok. Then there’s his strange reaction to her best friend (and we never find out why) and the completely unsolved murders that occur in the book. The novella was just the first part of the series but I felt like I should have gotten a whole lot more info by the end of the book. 2 out of 5 

Duke of Midnight by Elizabeth Hoyt was last for the week and it was a good one. The story is the love story between the Duke of Wakefield and the companion of the woman he’s courting. Messed up much? Artemis is actually a wonderful character with just not much going for her in life. She has a brother in Bedlam who was accused of murder and has barely a penny to her name, not to mention her love of a Duke who refuses to marry her. sigh I’ll post my review of this one next week. 4 out of 5

My Book Binge reviews that posted last week:

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What I Read Last Week

Posted March 26, 2013 by Tracy in Features | 5 Comments


I’m a little behind this week – so sorry. For those of you who know I work at a church all I have to say is that it’s Holy Week. The week before Easter is a incredibly busy week for me and frankly I was so exhausted when I got home last night I couldn’t have written a coherent sentence if I wanted to! Luckily it’s a short week for me since I have Friday off so I’ll have 3 days to recover. :P)

It was a pretty exciting week at the Tracy house last week. My youngest, after 4.5 years, got her black belt in Taekwondo this past Saturday. She did a really great job and I’m just so damned proud of her I could hardly stand it. The test was 4 hours long so after she was done she was almost too exhausted to enjoy it, poor thing. A few months ago she had decided that she wasn’t going to continue after she got her black belt but now that she has it she’s reconsidering so we’ll see what comes next. I put together a video that is made up of various parts of the test so but it’s fun. She actually had to learn Korean terminology and the Korean national anthem for the test, which is on the vid (sorry it’s a bit shakey).



With her main instructors

Happy Chica!

With the Grand Master

Other than that it was a pretty quiet week so I’ll get on to what I read last week.  It may seem like I read a lot but really 6 of these were either shorts or novella’s so that counts as like 1 book, right. 🙂

I started off the week with Six Years by Harlan Coben. This is a mystery about a man and a woman who fall in love and spend 3 glorious months together. Jake knows that this is the real deal – like forever – and he knows Natalie feels the same. Unfortunately after 3 months she breaks up with him and then almost immediately invites him to her wedding to another man. After the ceremony she asks him to respect their marriage and never try to contact her. He promises but after six years he sees an obituary for the guy she married, Todd, and goes to the funeral. Surprise, surprise, the wife that Todd has had for many years, and has teen kids with, isn’t Natalie and Jake is more than confused. He’s never stopped loving Natalie and he won’t give up until he finds out what happened to her. This was a really good book that I just couldn’t put down. I read it in one sitting and I couldn’t figure out what was going on – which I loved. I hate when I figure it all out before the big reveal. Anyway, really good and definitely worth the read if mystery’s are your thing. You can read my full review here at Book Binge. 4 out of 5 

Next up was Timeslip by Clare London. This is the story about Kevin who has the hots for his more than uptight new boss, Marcus. Kevin is really confused when Marcus starts showing up in his room. Marcus feels real but he can puff out at a moment’s notice. The reasoning behind it all was really quite clever. While the story was pretty short I really loved the whole premise and of course the way Clare wrote it I was completely involved. 4 out of 5 

Next up was Light the Fire by JL Merrow. Kurt is sad and alone 2 years after his partner was killed. He gets frustrated by Matt in the gym as he just seems too…out there and perky. Kurt decides to give Matt a chance and things work out. I love Merrow’s stories and this one was no different. I could feel the pain and loneliness that Kurt was feeling, especially when he went to visit Raoul’s grave but I loved seeing him giving life a chance again and it was just a good story. 4 out of 5 

Icicle by Natalie Vale was about Sean who has been in a serious relationship with Zack decides that he needs to go and do. He’s not sure what he needs but he’s got the bug and ends it with Zack, and not in a good way. Now it’s 10 months later and he gets caught in a snow storm and is close to death when he gets saved by Ezra. Ezra is a wanderer of sorts himself and he helps Sean see that sometimes home is the place you need to be. Good story with a paranormal aspect to it. 3.75 out of 5

Next was Second Son of a Duke by Gwen Hayes. This is the story of two men who force their siblings to marry. They’re more or less ambushed but they make the most of it. After a horrid wedding night they start to see each other in a different light and end up falling in love. It was a cute story but not real deep. 3 out of 5 

Most Likely to Succeed by Kate Davies is the story about Kelsey who was voted Most Likely to Succeed in high school. Now it’s time for her high school reunion and she’s ashamed and embarrassed because she feels she’s done nothing with her life. Her old friend Nathan is there and while they become lovers he also shows her that taking care of your family is definitely something to be proud of. You can read my review here. 3.75 out of 5

Let it Be Me by Kate Noble is about Bridget who is an accomplished pianist who would like nothing more than to study with composer Vincenzo Carpenini. After he fails to show in England as she was told she talks her family into a vacation in Venice and goes looking for him. She ends up as his student but only because he’s in a competition to save his own skin. His companion, Oliver Merrick, thinks more of Bridget than he does the music and they end up falling in love. This was a great book. I loved the descriptions of the music and what it portrayed and how it made a person feel. Just a great story. 4 out of 5 (read for Book Binge)

My next read was Only Lycans Need Apply by Michele Bardsley. This is the story of Moira who is an archaeologist and has almost discovered the resting place of ancient vampires. She’s interrupted in her dig by Lycans and vampires both good and bad who want what’s in the tomb. Moira finds out she’s a different being than she thought and only she can open the tomb, with help from Lycan, Drake. I found this story to be entertaining and I liked the whole good vs. bad vampire and the adventure of opening the tomb but I thought the romance itself wasn’t much. It was kind of meeting, attraction, sex then love. It happened way to fast, imho and the characters really knew nothing about the other at all. A bit frustrating but the rest was pretty good. 3.5 out of 5 (read for Book Binge)

Casual Sex Friday by Evie Kiels was next. Ben and Calvin went out a while back and Ben was bored out of his freaking mind. Now Calvin asks Ben out every Friday and Ben has to repeatedly say an adamant no. Ben thinks he’s got Calvin figured out but when Calvin finds Ben in the park watching a live feed of people having sex on a website. Calvin takes over Ben’s fun from there and Ben sees that there’s a whole other side to Calvin he’d never known existed. This was another cute story with lots of sex and not too much depth…definitely entertaining. 3 out of 5

Semper Fi by Laura B. Cooper and Christopher Cooper was my next read. Hot cover, not so hot book. (I’m gonna just copy and paste what I put on Goodreads): Mattie gets drunk dialed by her boyfriend of 7 1/2 years, Travis, and since they’re in different states he asks if he can screw someone else cuz he’s horny. She says, “hell no” and he says, “we’re done.” She heads to the airport so she can fly to where he is and see him face to face. We get the impression that she’s going to just talk to him to see what’s up but later in the book we find out that she was going to break up with him. She’s stuck at the airport all night because of a storm and meets Logan who is a Marine who is on his way back to his unit after attending his father’s funeral. The two hit it off and talk for hours. Next think you know they’re kissing AND having sex behind the ticket counter at the gate (and getting caught)! Seriously! This scene was so ridiculous I just laughed. She had “heaving breasts” and “raging nipples” and when he looked at her “steam rose from his eyes.” OMG what a crack up! I was a bit perplexed by Mattie’s insistence that Travis not sleep with anyone else and then she’s goes and does it in public with a guy she just met. Double standard or what? Logan falls hard and fast for Mattie but Mattie doesn’t have a clue what’s going on in her life and can’t decide what she wants to do about the two men. The story goes on to deal with Mattie and Travis, Mattie and Logan, Mattie and her family, Logan and the memories and demons he’s dealing with, and it kind of goes off into a weird area with Logan’s dad and his kinky sex habits. It’s a story that had a great idea but it was just written oddly, imho. What started out as a fun romp tried to become too deep and it just didn’t work. 2 out of 5

The Duke’s Tattoo by Miranda Davis is the story of Prudence who was banished by her brother after an incident with the Duke of Ainsworth. Nine years later and she has the man kidnapped, drugged and tattooed but then discovers it’s not the right Duke of Ainsworth. Jem, the current duke wants to get back at the person who did this but when he figures out who it is and then meets her he wants something completely different – her, permanently. But Prudence is an independent woman and isn’t falling into Jem’s arms. The story was cute and I loved the humor and witty banter that Jem and Prudence had going but imho things were dragged out way too much and I found myself wanting things to move along. Prudence on one had was wonderful and the other so incredibly dense I wanted to shake the woman at times. In the end it was a good story and I’m glad I read it. 3 out of 5 

Last for the week was Feral Sins by Suzanne Wright. Latent shifter Taryn Warner is the healer of her pack but treated like crap – even by her father – because of her latency. She is approached (in an unorthodox way) by Trey Coleman who wants her to act like his True Mate for 3 months so that he can build an alliance with her father’s pack in order to fight his uncle’s pack. The couple have their issues but they can’t stay away from each other in the bedroom. This doesn’t make things easy as they can be mates but each of their real True Mates died previously. The story is mostly a love story with a great number of incredibly hot sex scenes involved. We got a tortured hero in Trey and a snarky, sarcastic, smart-ass heroine in Taryn and I loved them both. Taryn was awesome. I know a lot of people don’t like the snarky bitch heroine but if done right they are wonderful. Taryn kind of reminded me of Sara Morrighan in Shelly Laurenston’s Pack Challenge (another book I love to pieces) in that she was an alpha female who was underrated and pushed aside for what is thought her handicap, but doesn’t take shit from anyone. Her snappy comebacks to Trey’s grandma (who was a bitch) were wonderful and I laughed each time. I will definitely be reading the next book in this series. 4 out of 5

My Book Binge reviews that posted last week:
No Turning Back by HelenKay Dimon
Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs
Still Life with Shape-Shifter by Sharon Shinn
Six Years by Harlan Coben
Down to You by M. Leighton

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What I Read Last Week

Posted August 28, 2012 by Tracy in Features | 11 Comments

Well here we are on Monday again. I don’t understand how this keeps happening so quickly every week! lol

I went back to work on Wednesday but am still under the weather and pretty sick this weekend. I’m at work today just dreaming about home. 🙂

My youngest had a belt test this past Saturday for her Danbo belt. It’s the last belt before she hits black and I was so proud of her! I took a lot of little mini videos and then thanks to a great little app on my iPhone I was able to merge them all together into one video. In this test she had to break a ton of boards and even one with her head! OMG that scared me but she did a great job. I’m embedding that video but there are also a couple of sparring vids on my youtube channel if you want to watch them.

Other than that not a lot happened this week so on to what I read:

I started off the week with About That Night by Julie James. I swear this book must have gotten lost in the shuffle but I was so excited when I unearthed it. This is the story of Rylann who is a US Attorney and Kyle who is an ex-con (he shut down Twitter for 48 hours) and how they fall in love. It was a really great book which is what I expect from Julie as she writes so well. I read this one for Book Binge and will let you know when my review posts. 4 out of 5

Next was a reread for me – The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook. I loved this book the first time I read it and it was no different this time. I wanted to refresh my memory on events and characters before I delve into books 2 & 3 (I know, I can’t believe I’m that behind either). If you haven’t read this steampunk book then you should cuz it’s oh so good. 5 out of 5

My next read was Archangel’s Storm by Nalini Singh that I read for Book Binge. This is a great addition to the Guild Hunter series. In this book we get Jason’s story. Jason is Raphael’s spymaster and is in one of the other Archangel’s courts to try and find a murderer. He meet Mahiya and the man who never thought he could feel again, does. Now he doesn’t turn from dark to light and change personalities and that’s what I loved about the story. He was himself only better and Singh kept his character true. Very good story. 4 out of 5

After that I picked up But My Boyfriend Is by KA Mitchell. This is book 4 in the Florida series and one of the men is the brother of Aaron who was in Collision Course. Dylan’s twin, Darryl, is beaten up because the bashers thought he was Dylan. Darryl was saved by good Samaritan, Mike. Mike and Dylan have a connection and though they quickly getting off in the bathroom, Dylan is in complete denial as to the fact that he’s gay. This one was very angsty but oh so good. I really liked Mike a lot and thought he was extremely patient with Dylan and his constant denials about his sexuality. Definitely worth reading, especially if you’ve read the others in this series. 4 out of 5

Nothing of a Son by LA Witt was next and this was an unusual read for me. I don’t normally read m/m historical romance but this sounded so good. The story is about a soldier, Daedalus, who asks a Duke for shelter from a storm. The duke allows him in but warns him about touching his two daughters. But Daedalus is gay and when he sees the duke’s son, Rauman, he is completely smitten. Rauman is also head over heels for Daedalus. They fall into each others arms but know they can’t be together forever. This was a good historical read. I didn’t get to know the characters that well so I felt I was missing something in the end. The story is more of a HFN story but was still good. 3 out of 5

Turn to Darkness by Jaime Rush was my next read. This is a spin-off from her original Offspring series. I haven’t read any of the other stories but I didn’t feel too lost at all with what was going on. Shea was hurt horribly 6 years earlier but none of her friends know about it. She hides behind baggy clothing. This doesn’t stop her friend Darius from liking her but he wants to possess her and frankly it’s a bit creepy. Then there’s Greer who she really likes but tells herself she doesn’t. The story revolved around Shea and Greer coming to terms with what they were to each other as well as the father’s of Shea and Greer coming to kill their offspring. It was an interesting story and I think I may want to go back and find out more about the “Darkness” which seems kind of like a strange magical ability. 3 out of 4

Love, Hypothetically by Anne Tenino is a follow up to Frat Boy and Toppy that I enjoyed so much. Paul was the nasty ass roommate that couldn’t keep his trap shut about jocks. We all thought he had a stick up his ass but apparently there was a very good reason for the way he acted. I’ll review this one later this week.

Last for the week was Forbidden by Nicola Cornick. This story was about Margery who is a ladies maid and quite happy for the time being. She wants nothing more than to save enough money to start her own confectioners shop. She meets Henry and is quite charmed by him…until she finds out some important information. I’ll review this later this week and tell you more then.

My Book Binge reviews that posted last week:
A Perfect Stranger by Jaden Skye
Echoes at Dawn by Maya Banks

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What I Read Last Week

Posted February 6, 2012 by Tracy in Features | 10 Comments

Hello there and Happy Monday.

This past week was…weird.  I can’t explain it.  It’s like everyone’s personalities were switched around and people were just acting strangely.  Was it a full moon all day every day?  That’s what it seemed like.  I was very distracted as I’m having some issues with my oldest daughter and was really tired this week so I didn’t get much reading done.

We did head to a Taekwondo competition on Saturday and my youngest won a silver medal which we were very happy about.  Here’s the form that she did that won that medal.

We got the Echo the kitty something called the Turbo Track and she is loving it.  She can play with that thing for hours on end trying to get that ball! lol  You can put it in 5 different configurations but she seems to like the figure 8 the best.  This is the exciting video I shot of her playing.  You can get a better idea of what she looks like too. 🙂

So – on to what I read:

I started off with a short novella called Dreams of a Hero by Charlie Cochrane.  The story was about Miles and his partner Roger who take a trip to Greece.  Miles starts having strange dreams about an ancient hero and it almost gives him a new strength (emotionally) that he didn’t have before.  Months later Miles and Roger take a trip to Cape Cod and discover some bullies – a father/son pair – who are making life miserable for the LGBTQ community and Miles decides to do something about it.  The story is quite short and more a story of being an everyday hero than anything else. I really liked it but wish I could have learned more about the main characters as they seemed to be quite interesting. 3 out of 5

Next up was Ink by Isabelle Rowan.  This was a vampire story two men from different worlds. You can read my review here. 3.75 out of 5

Next was A Midsummer Night’s Sin by Kasey Michaels was next and it was a really great book.  Puck, the hero was so wonderful.  I loved him to pieces.  I loved his humor and his playfulness – just everything about him.  The story was about Regina who goes to a masquerade ball and her cousin disappears.  Regina was having an illicit kiss out in the garden with a man – who turns out to be Puck – and then can’t find her cousin.  Puck and Regina then set out to find out what happened to Miranda and find that it may be white slavers that took the girl.  During the course of the investigation Puck and Regina fall in love but how can they be together when Regina’s father wants to sell her to a title and Puck was born a bastard.  I liked the story and can’t wait to read the next book about the Blackthorn brothers. 4 out of 5

Last for the week was a book I read for The Book Binge called The Duchess Diaries by Jillian Hunter.  I really liked the first two books in this series so I was looking forward to this story.  Unfortunately it didn’t blow me away.  The story was about Charlotte who ends up having to get married to the Duke of Wynfield after they are found together in what could have been considered a compromising position (it wasn’t all that compromising, really).  The pair court while people look for the diary that was stolen from Charlotte and could ruin the academy that she works at.  The story was cute and very sweet – entertaining even, but it just wasn’t as good as I hoped. 3.25 out of 5

My Book Binge reviews that posted last week:
Blank Slate Kate by Heather Wardell

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