Saturday, June 17, 2017

Whatcha Reading? (103)



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 11th - 17th




Cold-Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas

Ebook -- Overdrive
Kindle | NOOK | Kobo
Goodreads
Rating = 3 Stars


  • Decided to finally read this one since I read book 2 (last year) and then 3 this year
  • Sadly this is not only my least favorite in this series but of any Kleypas I've read
  • It wasn't BAD, and it had its moments!
    • But it didn't really pull me in from the start, like Kleypas usually does
    • Didn't really connect to the hero or heroine
      • Hell, I liked West's character more and felt like I knew more about him (which isn't saying much -- though, related, he better get a story because I neeeeed it!)
    • Romance didn't even take off until 40% -- and then it came out of nowhere
      • Actually, the entire "romance" came be described that way; was like InstaLove except it didn't come on at the start of the book, which makes it almost worse
      • Considering how against love and marriage the hero was, his last minute declaration (literally, like mere pages from the end) did NOT fit, especially since I never felt/saw the romance building between the two
        • He says some sweet, swoony things a few times, which I enjoyed, but since I wasn't feeling their romance, those moments lacked the punch they could have had
  • Overall: An okay read -- it's Kleypas, after all -- but I was underwhelmed by it. Not her best, and I would definitely not point a new reader to this book!

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Fall With Me by J. Lynn

Audiobook from Overdrive
Kindle | NOOK | Kobo
Audio
Goodreads
Narrator = Sophie Eastlake
Narration rating = 4 Stars
Rating = 4 1/2 Stars
June Royal Pick


  • Definitely my favorite in the series
    • Had more problems with the stories and character's actions in books 1-3, but this one was really, really good and the few minor things I had didn't really hold me up
  • He's ex-military, now a cop
  • She works at the bar and is an artist
  • They've known each other since childhood; she's had a crush on him for years
  • Sweet/swoony romance moments
  • Angsty/feels moments
    • Loved that when she would have pushed him away during the Black Moment of the book, he didn't let her and made her confront and talk through her shit
  • THE SEX THO
    • Hot. As. HELL.
    • My only complaint? He promised to use her vibrator on her but never did in the book. Gimme more toy scenes, please!
  • Narrator: Good, I'll definitely listen to more from her. 




The Day of the Duchess by Sarah MacLean

Releases June 27th
Kindle | NOOK | Kobo
Goodreads

Rating = 5 Stars
June Royal Pick





This is seriously an angst-fest from beginning to end and I loved it! Just be prepared with ice cream and tissues. No, seriously! It's beautiful but heartaching. Sensual and emotional. MacLean did a fantastic job with a story that honestly, tackled by almost any other author, could have went downhill really, really fast.







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Review will be up Wednesday!





Currently Listening To:



Since I was still waiting on other audio holds to come in and this one was available, I decided to continue the series with Nick's story.

Almost done (I've been doing a ton of heavy house cleaning this week, which means even more audiobook time than usual) and I'm really enjoying their story! There's a thread of thoughts/quotes on my Twitter HERE.



Currently Reading:



Kindle | NOOK | Kobo
Goodreads 

Currently $2.99!


Almost done!
Done.

This was the winner of this week's #TBQsTBR poll (runs every Sunday on my Twitter), and my first Andrews book. Very much enjoying it.




Kindle | Kobo
Goodreads
Out 6/26




First time reading Parker, let's see how this goes!








So what are YOU currently reading? 



Enjoy!


Until Next Time,


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