Saturday, August 15, 2015

Whatcha Reading? (7)

A new Saturday post where you can share with us what you are currently (or just finished) reading and we will share our brief thoughts on books that we read during the previous week but will not be reviewing.

August 9th - 15th:


-- The Virgin by Tiffany Reisz --

I received an e-ARC of THE QUEEN the other day, and realized that *somehow* I hadn't bought or read The Virgin. I don't even know how, okay? I'm still convinced that the world is fucking with me, because how could I have possibly skipped a Reisz book that's been out for almost 6 months? It's impossible!

Anyway, I quickly fixed that, one-clicked it on Amazon, and dove into the Original Sinners world again. What can I say? Once again, Reisz has created a truly amazing book that cannot be summarized or explained. Nope, no way, it's too complicated. (In fact, I tag this entire series on my GR shelf as "it's complicated", which is 150% accurate, trust me!)

I had such a hard time picking a favorite quote; my Kindle is so heavily highlighted with great lines and scenes. Funny quotes, like the one below, sweet quotes, deep quotes, and everything in between. (happy sigh) 4 STARS! 

Now that I'm caught up, I can enjoy The Queen in the next week or so.

Favorite quote:

"I love orgasms. I say a prayer of thanks to God for them every day."

"You say a prayer of thanks for orgasms?" Elle asked.

"Of course. I mean, they're a gift from God, right? A woman doesn't need to have an orgasm to get pregnant, right?"


"So if they have nothing to do with reproduction, then why do women have them?" Kryie asked. She raised her hand and pointed a finger up at hte ceiling, at the sky, where God lived. "Orgasms are God's way of saying He's sorry about periods and cramps."

"Apology accepted," Elle said.

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-- Suddenly You by Sarah Mayberry --

I decided to close my eyes and grab a print book from my TBR pile and came up with this one. I was not disappointed.

A sweet romance, very quick and easy to get lost in for the day, just what I needed. As always, it had Mayberry's usual sparkle and wit, which is why she's one of my favorite SuperRomance authors. 4 Stars

Favorite quote:

"Far, far easier to batten down the hatches and lock the world out than take a chance."

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-- Full Exposure by Amy Jo Cousins

A very quick novella (also, FREE!) from an author I love. Mostly, I just wanted *more* of this story, it was such a good premise, and I really liked both Evan and Riley. I'd kill for Cousins to rewrite this as a full length novel. Just saying. 3 Stars

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-- Unspoken by Jen Frederick --

Honestly, I had to force myself to finish this one. It was too easy to put the book down and walk away, sometimes for a full day at a time. I pretty much skimmed the last 20%, just to reach the end and mark it off my list.

The thing is, I liked the previous book, so I'm not sure if it was the story here, something in the writing, or just my mood. Either way, I wasn't impressed, though I can't really point out anything that I hated. It just . .  was. And now it's done. 2 1/2 Stars

Favorite quote:


"Bad ass mother fucker."

"Does every military acronym include a curse word?"

"Yes and if it doesn't, you add the F and it's all better."

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-- Fever Pitch by Heidi Cullinan --

Another great M/M from Cullinan, and I'm glad she kept the same narrator, Iggy does a great job with her books. Fever Pitch gave me all the feels at times, was very sexy during others, and was just an overall great read. I'm very anxious to start Lonely Hearts, the next book, which I had from NG for review, but somehow forgot about (the book has now been out almost a week -- oops!). 4 Stars

Favorite quote:

"I'll never do that you. Ever. I've been to the mountain top, and I came down with a Uzi. You're strong too, and you're going to get through this. The world's not too hard for you, Aaron. And you don't have to face it on your own.”

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Currently Listening To:

Not Sure Yet

Currently Reading:

Not My Boyfriend by Monica L. Anderson 

So what are YOU currently reading? 


Until Next Time,

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