Sunday, November 20, 2011

Reading Recap: Week of Nov. 13th

This week I only managed three books, but two reviews. One was from this week's book. The other was from a NOR book I read earlier this year but only now posted the review for-- Stranger in My Arms.


Here's what I read:


First up was Shifting Love by Constance O'Day-Flannery. This one took me about four days to finish, but it wasn't entirely the book's fault (I had very little spare time during those days). However, I won't lie; there were times when the book did drag a bit and I was wondered if I would ever finish. In the end, I'm glad that I stuck with it, as it turned out to be a very enjoyable read. It combined a storyline I haven't read before (as far as shifters go) with some spicy lovin' and yet very sweet romance. And within the pages of this book is some great advice, even if it is a fictional story. That's one unique thing about this book; while the characters are teaching others, it also manages to teach the reader about life lessons and issues, as well as ways to begin getting over them. Would I say that SL should be used in the place of real advice or even help? Of course not! But it's definitely nice to have such realistic themes and lessons going on while reading a romance book that otherwise we would just say is a guilty pleasure. :D 4 Stars.








Too Wicked to Wed by Cara Elliott was my next read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! It was a very sexy, witty new historical romance, and I plan on picking up Elliott's other books as soon as I can! 4.5 Stars--read my review HERE!








My last book for this week was also my favorite! Bad Boys Next Exit (by Shannon McKenna, Donna Kauffman and E.C. Sheedy) was hands down the best anthology I've ever read! Usually anthologies, not matter how great some of the authors might be that are in it, seem to be lacking something; they seem rushed (and in a way they are, as they can only take up a limit amount of pages). But this one was different. Each of the three stories in here were amazing and read like a true full length novel. They were each very sexy, very steamy (I'm still quivering from a few of those scenes) full of yummy alpha-type heroes and yet managed to showcase the love story of each couple even if there was only about 100 pages in each story. I highly recommend this one; you won't regret it! I think the lowest rating I'd give (if the three books were published separately) would go to E.C. Sheedy's, as it was my least favorite, though even that wouldn't go below a 3.5-4 star rating. However, McKenna and Kauffmans'---wow! I'm looking forward to reading more by these two authors, and I may not even have the control to wait until after Christmas! :D 5 Stars!


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What did you read this past week? Or, have you read any of the books I just listed above--if so, what were you thoughts on them? Let us know!






Enjoy!






Until Next Time,
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