Saturday, July 29, 2017

Whatcha Reading? (109)

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.

July 23rd - 29th

Saving Mr. Perfect by Tamara Morgan

Releases Tuesday!
Kindle | NOOK | Kobo
Rating = 3 1/2 Stars

  • Book 2 (of 3) in this series, covers the same couple
  • Dual 1st POV (book 1 was only heroine's POV, btw)
  • Married couple
    • FBI hero
    • Heroine is a jewel thief
      • Reformed
      • ...Mostly. Kinda.
  • Liked it, but felt like my attention wasn't fully invested in the book (took me 3 days -- which isn't terribly long, but a bit more than usual for me)
  • The romance, both in this and book 1, is the weak part
    • Definitely more light mystery/action/suspense and jewel heist story than romance, imo
  • Liked getting some of the hero's POV in this one, it helped some
  • I don't always Penelope, she can be a bit naive/TSTL with her decisions
  • Last 20% or so ---  wasn't expecting all those turns. Well done.
  • Looking forward to see where their last book goes
  • This series is a good read -- just go into it knowing the romance is super light, almost MIA on page. And I don't just mean sex. :/

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The Undoing by Shelly Laurenston

Audiobook from Overdrive
Kindle | NOOK | Kobo
Narrator = Johanna Parker
Narration rating = 4 Stars
Rating = 4 Stars
  • Nordic gods and mythology and kickass women = YAY!
  • Fun characters and story
  • Great world that Laurenston has created
  • Enjoy that the heroine here is anti-social
  • Loved that both hero and heroine were a bit more on the nerdy side, though both are still tough and can kickass, too
  • Decent heat -- not much sex (length and number of scenes), but what's there is hot! Viking sex against the wall FTW! ;)
  • Snark and (sometimes over-the-top campy) fun -- always a plus!
  • Narration was good, though I was unsure when I first started; before long, I was happy with it and enjoyed her performance
  • I'm definitely seeing why so many love Laurenston; I'm sorry I held off on reading her books for so long. Definitely plan to make up for that -- if only my library would get more of them in! Though luckily they do have the 3rd book in this series, at least.

Illegal Contact by Santino Hassell

Releases August 15th
Kindle | NOOK | Kobo

Rating = 4 1/2 Stars
August Royal Pick

  • Gavin -- Bi football star [in the closet]
    • Gets in a bit of trouble -- while defending his best friend -- and must go under house arrest
      • He needs a PA to run his errands and whatnot
  • Enter Noah, who needs a job -- any job -- right now
    • He wants to work with LGBTQ youth, like a social worker / program director
      • Right now he just needs the cash to get himself, and his father, out of debt
    • Doesn't follow football, doesn't give a shit about Gavin -- which is most of the reason why he's hired
  • And so the sparks fly!
  • Slow burn, well worth it

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I should have a review up August 11th!

Withholding Evidence by Rachel Grant

Rating = 4 Stars
Kindle | NOOK | Kobo

  • This week's #TBQsTBR pick [New poll goes up every Sunday on my Twitter!]
  • Starts out with a fun meeting between the two -- she needs his help, he doesn't want to talk to her, and he tries to make her go away by talking about masturbation. She doesn't let that scare her off.
  • Keith -- former Navy SEAL
  • Trina -- historian with the Navy
    • Shorter heroine, has glasses!
  • Explosions and bad guys and missions gone bad, oh my!
  • Also, good chemistry between the two
  • Really enjoyed this one, and Grant's writing style
    • Quick read
    • Will definitely be back for more
    • Definitely curious about some of the previous couples that show up

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Currently Listening To:

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Almost done with it. It's . . . not a hit for me. I'll explain a bit more on why in next week's post.

Currently Reading:

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I've heard so much great buzz over this book and FINALLY my hold came in from the library. Fingers crossed that it's as good as everyone says!

So what are YOU currently reading? 


Until Next Time,

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