Saturday, January 9, 2016

Whatcha Reading? (28)

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.

January 3rd -  9th:


-- Delicate Ink by Carrie Ann Ryan --

This was a quick read for me to start off the year with, and I quite enjoyed it. Very sexy, and who can resist a bearded, tattooed hero? There's some angst because of the heroine's past, and there's a bit of a surprise 3/4 through the book in regards to the hero's past. There's some mild BDSM elements in the book, too, but nothing terribly explicit or kinky.

All in all, I liked it and I will continue to read Ryan's books. Plus, look at her covers! :D  3 STARS

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-- Give Yourself Away by Barbara Elsborg --

Definitely not a read for the faint of heart; the backstory for these two men, Caleb in particular, is horrible. Still, I'm a fan of Elsborg's writing, and once again she delivers an emotional, sexy, and at times light and fun, read.

My full review, with favorite quotes, will be posted on February 5th! 4 STARS

Favorite quote:

"I try not to think about it anymore. I imagine my life as a book and me ripping out those chapters. Except the rest doesn't make sense without them because what happened will always be part of me."

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-- Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean --

A lovely read. I did quite enjoy following Callie on her journey to taking ownership of her life and where it was going. I'm all for the heroine who no longer wishes to be passive in her own life. It's always something I can relate to. 3 STARS

So why the "low" rating? Honestly, there's no real reason behind it. I'm simply starting to think more carefully about my ratings. For me, a 3 star read is a decent book, but one that I probably will not take the time to reread (such as this one), whereas I feel that a 4 star book is one I really liked and may strongly consider revisiting. And of course a 4 1/2 or 5 star book is one that I would love to revisit again and again.

Favorite quote: 

"You see, today I am living."


"Yes. I've spent twenty-eight years doing what everyone around me expects me to do . . . being what everyone around me expects me to be. And it's horrid to be someone else's vision of yourself."

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Currently Listening To:

Nada. I'm still playing catch up on podcasts while I await my next Audible credit next week. :)

Currently Reading:

Wait for Me by Sarah Mayberry

Classes start again on Monday, so I'm not sure how my reading will be for the next little bit. Textbooks not included, obviously. 

So what are YOU currently reading? 


Until Next Time,

  *TBQ's Book Palace is a member of both the Amazon and Barnes and Nobles affiliates program. By using the links provided to buy products from either website, I receive a very small percentage of the order. To read my full disclosure on the matter, please see this post!

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