Saturday, February 4, 2017

Whatcha Reading? (84)

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 28th - Feb 4th:

Working It by Christina D'Abo

Kindle | NOOK | Kobo
Rating = 3 1/2 Stars
Releases: Sat (through pub) and Mon everywhere

  • Nolan was in an accident; has PTSD/anxiety/panic attacks from it, plus scars and lingering pain
    • He's trying to move on with his life and his new normal
  • Zack has issues with anger and everyone hates him, thinks he's a total ass
    • No one wants to work with him
  • While Nolan is there for an interview for another position, he runs into Zack; Zack seems something in him and hires Nolan as his executive assistant
  • They work well together and balance each other (and their problems) out
  • Very slow burn but once it starts, the few scenes are pretty hot
  • Will definitely read the rest of the series, curious about Zack's friends
  • Nothing wrong with the book but it wasn't holding my attention completely, I was able to put it down
  • Find more quotes on my Twitter

Favorite quote:

"It's not horrid. Our bodies tell a story of who we are and what we've done." He continued to kiss up to the band of Nolan's briefs. "You've been through so much. That's what I see."

The One Real Thing by Samantha Young

Kindle | NOOK | Kobo
Audiobook from Overdrive
Narrators = Tad Branson and Angelica Lee
Narration rating = 3.5 - 4 Stars
Rating = 4 Stars
Notes: Dual 1st POV

  • Doctor heroine (she worked in a women's prison)
    • Finds some old letters there and wants to give them to the recipient, which takes her to the beach town
      • Ultimately she decides to stay because her life in the city wasn't happy or fulfilling
        • ^ NOT just because of hero
  • Hero is a bar owner (but is also good with his hands as a mechanic and handyman type)
    • Divorced; the ex is a pain through the book, unfortunately
  • Slow burn but the sex was fantastic when it comes (heh)
    • Like whoa
  • Loved the other characters and definitely want their books
    • Enjoyed the townspeople, too, and the sense of community
  • Angst from heroine refusing to share her past and pain with anyone, especially hero
  • Triggers: Mention of suicide and sexual assault on a child
  • Narration: I thought both narrators were pretty good
    • For the most part I didn't mind their narration, but a few times I was a bit bored by it/it pulled me out of the story
      • More so in the earlier parts of the book; it got better later on
    • Overall, I liked the narration but it wasn't flawless because of those first few chapters
    • Will still listen to them again

Favorite quote:

"Who is your favorite author?"

"That's like asking which I prefer: oxygen or food." 

Good Boy by Sarina Bowen + Elle Kennedy

Kindle | NOOK | Kobo
eBook (bought)
Rating = 4 Stars
Notes: Dual 1st POV

  • Hockey player + nurse student
  • Was a bit disappointed; I was excited about their story after finishing US but it didn't *quite* live up
    • Felt way too NA/immature, on both of their parts, even though these two are a few years older than Jamie and Wes (Him/Us)
    • Blake's smartass comments and jokes didn't make me laugh as much as they did in Him/Us
      • Almost felt like a completely different character voice here
  • Chemistry was definitely there 🔥
  • Overall, still really liked their story -- just felt the voice was off
  • Still looking forward to rest of the series
    • I do love the characters
    • Enjoy the writing style from these two

Find all the quotes I shared on my Twitter.

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So what are YOU currently reading? 


Until Next Time,

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