Saturday, September 22, 2018

Whatcha Reading? (September 22nd)

Romancelandia News:

A slow reading week for me. Still struggling to find the time and concentration to read. *sigh*

What I Read:

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Narrated by Lynn Chen
1 1/2 Stars

I should have known this wasn’t going to be a good fit for me now. My concentration is shit, so I couldn’t keep up with all the people and stories going on. Plus, it’s not a romance (I knew this); I’m too stuck on needing my romance.

It was fine, I guess. But I really didn't care about anyone / anything here and just powered through until another audiobook hold came in.

Rebel Hard by Nalini Singh
3 1/2 Stars

✦ She's an accountant
     ✦ Good girl who wants to be bad, have adventure, etc.
✦ He runs his family’s big construction company
     ✦ A bit traditional, all about taking care of family and responsibilities
✦ They kiss at a party . . . Surprise, their parents suggest an arranged marriage! [They had each asked their parents to start looking for the perfect spouse. Fate!]
✦ Set in New Zealand, both are Indian
✦ The ab selfies tho! That was fun and sexy.
✦ Low heat. The build-up to the sex was great! But all the sex -- not that there's much on page -- was . . . . super underwhelming, rushed, and vague. There's nothing *wrong* with that in a romance, btw, but it disappointed me after the sexy build-up in the early parts of the book.
✦ Pacing and time jumps felt a bit off at times
✦ The story and romance itself was perfectly fine, I don't have any complaints, really.
✦ Overall, a solid read from Nalini (and I loved seeing so much of their Indian culture in the book!) but I was left wanting a bit more, especially from the smexy-times. But you all know I'm greedy soooo.

Find all the quotes I shared HERE

Currently Listening To:

The Good Luck Charm by Helena Hunting

✦ Dual 1st POV
✦ Second chance (childhood friends / high school sweethearts)
✦ NHL player, returns home (traded teams + ill father)
✦ Nurse

I'm really enjoying this one so far and I will definitely be back for more from this author. If you want to follow along with some quotes and thoughts, check out this thread.

Currently Reading:

Sin and Ink by Naima Simone

Kindle | NOOK | Kobo
Out 10/15

✦ Dual 1st POV
✦ Former MMA fighter, now a tattoo artist
✦ She's his office manager at the shop
✦ . . . oh, yeah, and his late brother's widow
✦ Hot and angsty
✦ She's also biracial (I think?), Polynesian descent

Almost done! I'm actually reading this with Jen and Agata and doing a group DM about it, which has been fun. No buy links yet, sorry! I'm holding off on posting my quotes until the AMZ pre-order link is up. :)

Next Up:

Counterpoint by Anna Zabo

Out Tues (09/24)

✦ Gay + pansexual MCs
✦ Lead guitarist + programmer
✦ Secret identity
✦ Kinky (D/s, some bondage)

You know I'm a fan of Anna's books. Kinky rockstar fun? Yes, please!

So what are YOU currently reading? 


Until Next Time,

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