Saturday, February 18, 2017

Whatcha Reading? (86)

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.

Feb 12th - 18th

Royal Affair by Parker Swift

Kindle | NOOK | Kobo
Rating = 1 Star

  • I
  • Hated
  • This
  • Book
  • Hero
  • Is
  • A
  • Complete
  • Douche
  • HATE
  • HATE
  • HATE
  • HATE
  • HATE

I did a review/rant on it you can find it in all its "Fuck this shit" glory HERE.

Hard Wired by Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell

Kindle | NOOK | Kobo
Rating: 4 1/2 Stars
Notes: Dual 1st POV
February Royal Pick

  • Artist (fan art and graphics -- he prefers the former) + Twitch moderator
  • Surfer and co-moderator for the same Twitch channel
  • Meet up at a vid con
    • Hook up before their panel -- but Jesse (surfer) doesn't know that Ian is his co-mod "Cherrycakes"
      • Obviously creates some conflict
      • Ian has his reasons for staying so closed off from people
  • Angst (no surprise if you're a fan of Megtino)
    • Each man has his own past and problems and they must work through it
  • Steamy
    • Admittedly . . . slightly less than the first two, imo, but still hot!
  • Sarcasm throughout
  • Loved, but out of the three in the series so far, it's my least favorite
    • Didn't feel the deep, instant connection to these two like I did with books 1 and 2
  • Highly rec this series and both authors individually
  • Can't wait to see what the next book brings . . .
Find all my tweeted quotes HERE

Favorite quote:

Jesse: I thought you were salty and hateful? 
Ian: Well, I am. But not to you. You’re special or something.

[Then near end of book]

Ian: This is why you’ll always be my sweet little cinnamon roll. 
Jesse: … 
Jesse: You’re the weirdest person ever, and still my most favorite human. I swear.

Any Duchess Will Do by Tessa Dare

Kindle | NOOK | Kobo
Audiobook from Overdrive
Narrators = Eva Kaminsky
Narration rating = 4 1/2 Stars
Rating = 5 Stars
February Royal Pick

  • Griff has a meddling mother set in marrying him off -- he's determined to stay a bachelor
    • She drugs him (yes!) and takes him to Spindle Cove (so many eligible ladies, she says)
    • He makes a deal with her: he picks a woman, she has one week to make her into a duchess, and if she succeeds, he'll marry her
    • He picks the barmaid, Pauline, believing that he'll win the bet and stay single forever
  • Pauline works hard, cares deeply for her sister, and has dreams of one day opening up a lending library in the town
    • Agrees to Griff's arrangement ($ for her dream)
  • Neither excepts that so much can happen in a week . . .
  • Dare's usual lovely writing, great characters, story, and world
    • Excellent banter
    • A good dose of heat
    • A truly lovely romance
  • Narration was excellent, I'd definitely listen to Kamiinsky again.

Find all my tweeted quotes HERE

Favorite quote:

It seemed any young woman at odds with her place in life—be she a genteel lady or a serving girl—might find a happier home within the pages of a book.

Currently Listening To:

Currently Reading:

Kindle | NOOK | Kobo
Out Tue
Almost finished; enjoying a lot

Finished late last night. 4 Stars

Kindle | NOOK | Kobo
Out 2/28
You know I love this series!

So what are YOU currently reading? 


Until Next Time,

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