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I am really enjoying this! The horsey bits are spot on, and Grady's girls are slowly turning into likeable little humans. Grady can be a douche, but I'm confident that he'll come around, too. The romance is progressing slowly, maybe a little too slowly for some readers, but everything is working for me so far.
Another update soon!
Another great read by Veronica Rossi. I've been holding off on reading Through the Ever Night, but when it was on sale at Amazon for 1.99, I bought it for the trip home from WDW. I read better than half of it on the plane, but had to wait until today to finish. I love the protagonists, and thought this was every bit as good at Under the Never Sky. I have an ARC of Into the Still Blue I am saving to ring in the New Year with. Can hardly wait to see what happens next.
I had one of the best reading weekends that I've had in a while. We didn't have any plans, so after running a few errands, we settled in for a relaxing two days at home.
I read a couple books -
If You Dare - This was fun, fun read - B+
Bleach 4 - I love this manga series so much - A
Roman Holiday Episode 2 - The contrast between the protagonists is even more
pronounced in this segment, and I wonder how on earth they are ever going to hook up - B+
A Cadence Creek Christmas - Perfect pre-holiday read - B
I also started Run for the Roses (Swoon Romance - not listed on Amazon yet). I wanted to read this SOOOOO badly. The teen protagonist shows Arabians, and while they're aren't Morgans, she does show saddleseat. Do you know how many books there are featuring saddleseat riding instead of hunter/jumper/dressage? Not many! I just started this, so I'll update as I get a little further into the story.
If You Dare is one of the launch titles for Entangled Publishing's new Flaunt line. They are pitching it as their sexy novella line. If you like Harlequin's Cosmo Red Hot Reds, you will like these as well. The Flaunt line will be available 11/25.
I started with If You Dare because I haven't read Jessica Lemmon previously, and she seems to have a lot of books hitting store shelves. I'm almost done with this novella, and so far I am loving it. It's fun and sexy, just like Entangled promised. Review soon!
Last week was challenging, to say the least. The past few weeks have kind of sucked. There was the doctor appt from Hell, which I don't even want to dwell upon - though receiving the bill yesterday for a test the doctor didn't even have time to discuss the results grates on my nerves.
The furnace has been replaced. What a noisy endeavor that was! All of that clanging and banging! The puppers were beside themselves with the strangers in the house and all of the commotion. They collapsed in exhaustion right after the installers left and didn't get up again until the next morning.
I love having heat again, but I was not happy with the servicemen. They forgot to relight the pilot on the hot water tank. That was an unpleasant discovery at 4:30 the next morning. I would never survive any sort of apocalypse - the loss of coffee, hot water, and access to the internet would kill me. Anyway, Dean finally got the stupid pilot to relight after fooling around with it for - oh - about an hour. Grrrr.
I was able to read 3 novellas during the furnace install, and this weekend I'm going to start reading through some of the holiday stories I have received. It's chilly outside, I have a functioning furnace, and yippy, I have a full can of coffee and Pumpkin Spice creamer so I'm all set for a weekend of Christmas themed stories. I also have to finish up The Lair, which I am enjoying, but after the 50% mark, the pacing has become uneven. Hoping for a strong finish.
What are you reading this weekend?
Ugh! I'm back to reality after a fun week off. Still trying to catch up at work; I underestimated how needy everyone would be in my absence. Here's a quick update on my reading from last week.
I finished -
Sidelined - This rocked. Great book; hard to put down.
The Inheritance Book 1 - I liked this, but the price point to keep reading is painful. I will wait and see if it is released in one volume when it's complete.
Love and Other Games - Nice mix of stories that take place during the Olympics. Some worked better than others for me.
One Thousand and One Nights - This needed to be longer. The short length hurt it.
Cursed - Loved this one!
Never Desire a Duke - This was a great book, too.
I started Waking Up Dead on Monday. This is a zombie story, and I am enjoying it so far.
What are you reading?
Wow! I have actually finished two books so far this vacation! Cursed rocked - everything about it just clicked with me. It's got a tragic and compelling heroine, a sexy werewolf hero, and vampires, witches, and other supernatural beings to make things interesting. I have mixed results with urban fantasy, but this is a winner for me. Looking forward to seeing what happens next. And, oh, yeah, NO CLIFFHANGER ending! You get extra brownie points for that!