Posts Tagged: romance

Review: One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews

Review: One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews

February 3, 2017 2017, B+, book rating, reviews 3

One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews Innkeeper Chronicles #3 E-book, purchased Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Romance Gertrude Hunt, the nicest Bed and Breakfast in Red Deer, Texas, is glad to have you. We cater to particular kind of guests, the ones most people don’t know about. The older lady sipping her Mello Yello is called Caldenia, although she prefers Your Grace. She has a sizable bounty on her head, so if you hear kinetic or laser fire, try not to stand close to the target. Our chef is a Quillonian. The claws are a little unsettling, but he is a consummate professional and truly is the best chef in the Galaxy…. Read more »

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Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon Update

Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon Update

November 12, 2016 2016, Read-a-Thons 2

This week I’m participating in the Ho-Ho-H0 Readathon (from Nov 9 – 15). It’s hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer and is so much fun. I finished my first book! The Magic of Christmas by Sarah Morgan I enjoyed The Magic of Christmas. It’s a Harlequin Medical Romance which is the Harlequin line I like the most. Sarah Morgan is also one of my favorite contemporary romance authors. I like the medical aspects of the book (in a London Emergency Department). I also really like the Christmas aspects of the book and the two young girls in the book–Dr. Christian Blake’s daughters. He’s a handsome doctor in the ED… Read more »

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Hot Toy by Jennifer Crusie

Hot Toy by Jennifer Crusie

December 18, 2015 2015, book rating, C+, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 2

“Hot Toy” by Jennifer Crusie Series: None–part of an anthology Genre: Contemporary Romance Setting: United States Published by St. Martin’s Paperbacks, 2006 Paperback, purchased 104 pages Grade: C+ Synopsis: Get ready for a holiday season you’ll never forget with three of today’s most sensational writers who know what every woman wants for the holidays. You’ll believe in Santa all over again with these seductive stories from:   JENNIFER CRUSIE Mayhem ensues under the mistletoe as a determined shopper grabs the very last hot toy action figure off the shelf, only to find herself plunged into the middle of a real-life spy game–in the arms of a sexy secret agent. . …. Read more »

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“You Again” by JoAnn Ross

“You Again” by JoAnn Ross

December 16, 2015 2015, B, book rating, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 2

“You Again” by JoAnn Ross Series: Shelter Bay #6.5 Genre: Contemporary Romance Setting: NYC & Shelter Bay, Oregon Published by Catlelough Publishing LLC, 2014 E-book, purchased 172 pages Grade: B Synopsis: A book nerd, a brainiac science guy, and a misplaced killer whale… Meghann Quinn wasn’t always a hugely successful author. Adam Wayne wasn’t always a marine biologist studying whales. Back in high school in Shelter Bay, Oregon, she was the shy book nerd helping the brainiac science guy pass English. Meghann had no idea Adam would turn into such a hottie. Adam has no idea their once-upon-a-time sweet summer romance inspired Meghann’s popular teen novels. Two shy geeks didn’t have the courage to share their true feelings back then…. Read more »

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Fav books of 2015

Fav books of 2015

December 15, 2015 2015, Top Ten Tuesday 6

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme I take part in when I can think up answers! It’s a great meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. Every week they suggest a new book-related topic. It’s not only fun to think about my list, but to read what other people come up with! This week I’m talking about my favorite books of 2015. It was difficult to choose just 10 so i have a number of  honorable mention books, too! Here they are and in no particular order (and all the links are to my reviews of the books): Science Fiction Ready Player One by Ernest Cline I… Read more »

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Named of the Dragon by Susanna Kearsley

Named of the Dragon by Susanna Kearsley

October 6, 2015 2015, A-, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, NetGalley, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

Named of the Dragon by Susanna Kearsley Series: None Genre: Historical Fiction (romance, mystery, suspense) Setting: Wales (United Kingdom) Published by Sourcebook, 2015 (originally published July 13, 1998) Format: e-Arc (Release Date: Oct 6, 2015) –I received a review copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated here are entirely my own. 336 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: The invitation to spend Christmas in Angle, on the Pembrokeshire coast, is one that Lyn Ravenshaw is only too happy to accept. To escape London and the pressures of her literary agency is temptation enough, but the prospect of meeting Booker Prize nominee James Swift –… Read more »

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Fall 2015 TBR books

Fall 2015 TBR books

September 22, 2015 2015, Top Ten Tuesday 12

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme I take part in when I can think up answers! It’s a great meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. Every week they suggest a new book-related topic. It’s not only fun to think about my list, but to read what other people come up with! This week we talk about the Fall books we want to read. I haven’t kept my list to 10 books. . . I just couldn’t lol. So I have added books on my actual TBR list, books for Fall challenges, anticipated books for Fall and NetGalley books. Nearly 20 books! My TBR list books to… Read more »

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Only a Promise by Mary Balogh

Only a Promise by Mary Balogh

September 16, 2015 2015, B+, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews 8

Only a Promise by Mary Balogh Series: The Survivors’ Club #5 Genre: Historical Romance Setting: London and Sussex in the English countryside Published by Signet, 2015 E-book, purchased 400 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Ralph Stockwood prides himself on being a leader, but when he convinced his friends to fight in the Napoleonic Wars, he never envisioned being the sole survivor. Racked with guilt over their deaths, Ralph must move on . . . and find a wife to secure an heir to his family’s title and fortune. Since her Seasons in London ended in disaster, Chloe Muirhead is resigned to spinsterhood. Driven by the need to escape her family, she takes… Read more »

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September books on my radar . . .

September books on my radar . . .

September 3, 2015 2015, Books on my radar 6

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and sometimes new author strikes my fancy. I don’t buy all the books (not during the month they’re released at least)–since I already have way too many books to read. I’m trying to limit the new books I buy each month to the ones I’m going to read soon. But the list I make each month helps me not forget books. The Goodreads links help me keep track of these books. And I hope people reading my post may find some new books, too! I also hope they will point me… Read more »

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My TBR books for summer

My TBR books for summer

June 16, 2015 2015, Top Ten Tuesday 3

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it is fun to see what everyone writes each week. Check out their blog for more information. This week we talk about our TBR books for the summer. All these books are from my TBR pile. Last week I talked about books I especially want that come out this summer. (See the list at the end of TBR list). The Ghost Brigade Author: John Scalzi Series: Old Man’s War #2 Genre: Science Fiction The Seat of Magic Author: J. Kathleen Cheney Series: The Golden City #2 Genre: Fantasy… Read more »

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