Saturday, January 21, 2017

Whatcha Reading? (82)

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.

January 15th - 21st:

The List by Tawna Fenske

Kindle | NOOK

Rating = 3.5 Stars

  • Soil scientist heroine
  • Tech millionaire hero
  • Heroine told fake, wild stories about her sex life (aka, The List)
  • They decide to work on crossing the items off her "fucket" list
  • Had some minor issues with it but over all it was fun

Favorite quote:

Forever Your Earl by Eva Leigh

Kindle | NOOK

Audiobook from Overdrive
Narrator = Carmen Rose
Narration = 4 Stars
Rating = 4 Stars

  • Heroine is the owner and editor of a newspaper (mostly gossip, but high end gossip)
  • Hero is an Earl (obviously)
  • Hero seeks heroine's help: write about his rakish ways
    • He wants the ton's yes to be on him that way while he looks for his friend
  • Great banter and overall writing
  • Good chemistry -- heroine is no meek virgin (yay!)
  • LOVED the strip limerick scene
    • They take turns writing limericks and each round = loss of clothing
  • Narrator was good, would definitely try another from her
  • Will be continuing this series
  • THAT COVER THO is 😍😍😍😍😍

Favorite quote:

Privilege had a way of holding the world at bay.

*Um, yeah, that hits home considering our current situation....

Be My Fantasy by Alisha Rai

Kindle | NOOK
Rating = 3.5 Stars

  • First in a two part serial so there's not a HEA when this one ends
  • Hero works for heroine's father
  • They have a past but it never really went far
    • They thought the other was vanilla and tame
    • In reality their fantasies match up very, very nicely
  • Heroine is all about claiming her sexuality (even if only in private -- still, yay for agency!)
  • Some sexy role playing
  • Loved seeing a hint of Akira in this one but now I want to do a reread, damn it!
  • Find all the quotes I shared on Twitter 

Favorite quote:

She just couldn't be only Elizabeth, tucked into that tiny box. She'd always wondered if that made her an anomaly. How could she want dirty, filthy things and a serene, pretty life? Weren't you supposed to want one or the other?

No. That was dumb, she'd learned. Women could want many things. And he was a dick to make her feel otherwise.

Stay My Fantasy by Alisha Rai

Kindle | NOOK

Rating = 4 Stars

  • Conclusion to their story -- HEA!
  • A bit of voyeurism fun
  • Conflict as heroine believes that hero is only with her to get a promotion (he's not -- at all)
    • Leads to hero showing her how wrong that is
    • Grand gesture is truly a grand gesture
  • A sexy epilogue -- more role playing
  • Overall: Enjoyed this duology but it is a very quick story and I would have loved to see it fleshed out more into one longer novel or something
  • Love Rai's writing and yes, I'll be back for more
  • Find all the quotes I shared on Twitter

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Currently Reading:

So what are YOU currently reading? 


Until Next Time,

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