Saturday, June 10, 2017

Whatcha Reading? (102)



A new Saturday post where you can share with us what you are currently (or just finished) reading and I will share my brief thoughts on books that I read during the previous week.




June 4th - 10th:




Scandal Takes the Stage by Eva Leigh

Kindle | NOOK | Kobo
Audio
Goodreads
Audiobook from Overdrive
Narrator = Mandy Williams
Narration rating = 2 Stars
Rating = 3 Stars





Meh. I finished this one up after last week's post went up.


I posted a few thoughts on my GR HERE if you're interested.


Mostly I was just bored by this one -- the story AND the narrator.








Silver Silence by Nalini Singh

Releases Tuesday!
Kindle | NOOK | Kobo
Goodreads
Rating = 5 Stars
June Royal Pick





BEARS, ESPECIALLY VALENTIN, ARE EVERYTHING. THAT IS ALL.


Ahem. I loved this book. No surprise, if you've been following me for a while; I love Singh's Psy-Changeling books.








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Too Close to Call by Tessa Bailey

Releases Tuesday!
Kindle | NOOK | Kobo
Goodreads
Rating = 4 1/2 Stars
June Royal Pick







Really enjoyed this quick novella from Bailey; second chance romance following a character wee were introduced to in the last book (my review). Next in the series, finally, is Bel's book and I cannot fucking wait. Is it September?!









My review will go up next Friday (blog tour), so check back for my full thoughts!
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Natural Law by Joey W. Hill

Rating = 4 1/2 Stars
June Royal Pick
Kindle | NOOK | Kobo
Goodreads




I've had this one for years (my copy is actually the old Ellora's Cave one, even). It was picked in this week's TBQsTBR poll over on Twitter.


I see why so many loved it -- so did I!

It's definitely not going to be for everyone, the BDSM is explicit and hardcore. But if you like having your comfort zone pushed a bit and you've been looking for a great femdom story, this is definitely it! Hot and kinky and also quite emotional with a minor subplot of a murder mystery. Will definitely be back for more by Hill, especially in this series!





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A Sure Thing by Marie Harte

Audiobook from Overdrive
Kindle | NOOK | Kobo
Audio
Goodreads
Narrator = CJ Bloom
Narration rating = 3 Stars
Rating = 3 Stars



Narrator: Meh. She'd switch, randomly, from normal talking to yelling  -- and I don't just mean volume but tone. It was a bit annoying and didn't often fit what was going on in the book.
Other times, she was just "okay".


Story: Mixed feelings. He was definitely a douche quite often and far too Toxic Masculinity level alpha. I didn't always like him. Didn't fully connect to her, either, had issues with her character and actions/thoughts. There were parts that made me mad, and a few parts, especially in the beginning, where I was just kind of bored.

BUT that being said . . . my favorite part was the sex. The sex scenes and chemistry here is A+. Seriously dirty and I lvoed it! However, as good as it was, it doesn't cancel out the other things that bothered me; it does, however, bring my overall rating up to the solid 3, borderline 3 1/2, stars.

Might try another in this series/author. It wasn't "OMG RAGE" inducing, even at its worst, but I wasn't loving it all the time, either. But if that's how she always writes her sex scenes, well, a girl just might try at least one more time . . .




Currently Listening To:


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Audio
Goodreads

This series has been hit or miss with me -- none truly BAD, but some irritated me more than the good parts could balance out. However, I have been curious about this couple. And I'm waiting for a few holds to come in, while this one was available now.





Currently Reading:


Kindle | NOOK | Kobo
Goodreads
Out 6/20

I really enjoyed the previous book and Dade's writing voice. This wraps up the series though I need to go back and catch up on a few I missed.









So what are YOU currently reading? 



Enjoy!


Until Next Time,


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