Saturday, February 13, 2016

Whatcha Reading? (33)

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.

February 7th - 13th:


-- His Reason to Stay by Cathryn Fox --

A quick read, steamy at times but for the most part sweet and easy. I liked it, though I did find the ending very rushed and tidy. I can't say it was a favorite, but there wasn't anything obviously wrong with it, either.

My first Fox novel, but I might try more in the future. 3 STARS

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-- By the Rules by Elisabeth Staab --

I enjoyed Hayden and AJ's story, as well as their characters. Sexy at times, a few fun scenes thrown in here and there, plus some angst. All in all, a decent, quick read. I may try more from Staab. 3 1/2 STARS

Favorite quote:

Rule #99: If anybody ever tries to tell you that you're less than priceless, they can fuck themselves right off a cliff.

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-- The Rain in Spain by Amy Jo Cousins --

Obviously a very, very quick novella, so I can't say that we got a full story. But what we DID get was great, and packed a lot of real emotions as these two try to figure out their relationship and future. Between 3 1/2 and 4 STARS

Favorite quote:

"Everyone here belongs somewhere," he'd answered. "They've always had a country to go home to."

She'd only known him for a few days at that point, but she'd already heard about his childhood as an illegal immigrant kid in Arizona before his family gained citizenship in the amnesty. Not rootless exactly, but never secure. At his wistful words, she'd slid a leg over his stomach and straddled him, pinning his hands to the sand above the edge of her blanket.

"I can be your country. You can come home to me." She'd meant it as a joke, but the words rang a bell deep in her belly. Rang true and solid even as she smiled at him. Because she knew what it was to lose your sense of home. She'd stopped visiting her family years ago and had locked up the loss in her heart.

He'd bumped his hips up against hers, a slow stroke of his hardening dick against her crotch. "Yeah? You're gonna let me cross your boarders? Do I need a special visa?" His grin bunched his cheeks and she could barely make out his dimples in the flickering light of the bonfire against the night."

"Oh, I'll show you boarder crossing."

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-- Fit by Rebekah Weatherspoon --

I had heard about this series on Twitter for a while, and decided to finally grab it for a quick read between textbooks. I liked it, and Weatherspoon's writing  style in general. I'd probably try another book from her.

It IS a quick read, not even 100 pages, and while I would have preferred if the story had been developed more into a longer book, I was okay with what we got. I liked that Violet was a bigger woman, but that her size wasn't a fetish in the story, nor was the point of the story for her to become a skinny woman by the end. Instead it was about her becoming more healthy and finding her balance. I'd like to see more of that in romance-land, frankly. We need more than just skinny or average weight heroines all the time.

I felt that the jump into the D/s relationship was far too quick for me to believe, especially since Violet was not familiar with the world. 3 1/2 STARS

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Currently Listening To:

Nothing. Again. *sigh*

Currently Reading:

I also finished a non-fiction book for one of my classes, Lakota Woman, which was fantastic. In case you're ever in the mood for that sort of a book, I definitely recommend. I gave it 4 stars. :)

So what are YOU currently reading? 


Until Next Time,

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