Saturday, April 8, 2017

Whatcha Reading? (93)

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.

Sun - Saturday

All I Want Is You by Candace Havens

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Releases April 17th
Rating = 3 Stars

You can find my review HERE

Save the Date by Annabeth Albert + Wendy Qualls

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Rating = 4 Stars

  • Military hero (a bit older) -- Hunter
  • Younger, nerdy hero -- Randall
    • He's an astrophysicist, works with NASA
    • Also a virgin
  • The two meet at a gay bar, go back to Hunter's hotel for a hook up; they fall asleep after and Randall sneaks out early the next morning
  • Turns out that's not going to be the last they see of each other -- Hunter is the best man for Randall's sister's wedding, while Randall is her man of honor
  • They must pretend like they're just acquaintances in public, but in private . . . oh, they're so much more than that.
  • A quick, sweet read with Albert's usual heat
    • Though I guess it's kind of hard to say what part was written by which author, huh? Regardless, I could definitely see Albert's writing style here, which you know I already love
      • I'll have to keep an eye out for more from Wendy
Oh, and did I mention it's FREE?!

Royal Affair by Marquita Valentine

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Releases April 18th
Rating = 4 1/2 Stars
April Royal Pick

  • Socially anxious Princess
  • Ruthless journalist who has already caused problems for her family with a previous story
  • She wants an affair from him -- he wants her secrets
  • Hot. As. Hell.
  • Already a fan of Marquita's writing, but it's been a while and it was so lovely to return to it
  • Loved these two, loved the story
    • I'm a sucker for GOOD royalty romances
  • Very much looking forward to the rest of the series -- need to go back to book 1 while waiting for 3 and 4 later this year!

My review will be up Monday!

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How to Bang a Billionaire by Alexis Hall

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Releases 4/16
Rating = 4 Stars

  • Set in England (like all of Hall's books)
  • 1st POV from Arden only
  • Arden is younger, just finishing up Oxford
  • Caspian is older (don't think we ever know an exact year, but maybe early 30s?)
    • Also the third richest man in the UK
    • And has soooo much baggage, none of which we found out about here but we see how it's affected him
      • Doesn't do relationships
      • Has hangups about his desire for control and BDSM fun
  • This is book 1 of 3 covering these two. It does NOT end in a cliffhanger (they're together when the last page ends) but I have heard that there's a cliffhanger between 2 and 3, both out later this summer/fall

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 My review will go up Wednesday!

Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh

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Audiobook from Overdrive
Narrators = Angela Dawe
Narration rating = 4 Stars
Rating = Between 4 and 4 1/2 Stars

  • Riaz and Adria
    • Riaz found his mate years ago -- but she's happily in love/married to another
    • He's been living with the pain of being cut off from his mate, won't take any other lovers.... Until he can't resist Adria any longer
    • Their interactions start out with a "I hate you but I can't stop being attracted to you, fuck!" and slowly work towards friends/lovers and, of course, to a true couple by the end
    • I actually liked that this story showed us a bit of what it's like when the mate is not the person the shifter ends up with or bonds with
  • I had BRIEF mixed feelings on this, though ultimately I loved it, like the rest of the series
    • Felt like Riaz and Adria's romance took a backseat a bit too often to revisiting other couples
      • Hence my mixed feelings -- I loved seeing everyone else because I do love this series and cast of characters so much! BUT, I also expect a romance about Couple A to be, first and foremost, about Couple A.
      • I had these feelings more towards the start of the book; as their relationship progressed, it didn't bother me as much
        • Once their relationship picked up, I was fine with the switch between couples
  • A note on the narration: I did notice, more so in this audiobook than any of the others in the series, that Dawe would give a TON of awkward pauses -- to the point that I kept thinking "Did we reach the end of a chapter? Did my phone die-- Oh, nope, there it is (story continues)"
    • These were not pauses between scenes or chapters, but rather right in the middle of a scene or page. I'm not sure if the editing wasn't as good on this audio or what was going on
    • It didn't ruin the book for me, but I definitely noticed it because it happened a few dozens times, at least.

Favorite quote:

“Heart of my heart, that’s who you are, Adria Morgan. Chosen and forever.” Picking her hand off his cheek, he pressed a lingering kiss to the palm before placing it over the strong, steady rhythm of that very organ. “Wolf and man, you own every part of me.”

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Currently Reading:

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Out 4/18
Almost done!
Finished -- 4 Stars

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So what are YOU currently reading? 


Until Next Time,

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