The Wednesday Post (17)

Posted July 10, 2019 by Rowena in Books | 3 Comments

Can’t Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tessa over at Wishful Endings and it was based on Waiting on Wednesday that was hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme that is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words.

I decided that I’m going to do a mashup of the Can’t Wait Wednesday and WWW Wednesday posts here on my blog. I’m bringing them together and calling it The Wednesday Post. Here’s what I’m up to this week.

WWW Wednesday

What did you recently finish reading?

Wolf Rain (Psy-Changelings Trinity #3) by Nalini Singh

Man, was it good to be back in the Psy-Changelings world and catch up with all of my good ol’ friends from the SnowDancer and the DarkRiver packs. It was also really nice to get to know Alexei and Memory too. I thought Nalini Singh did a really bang up job with this story and I’m looking forward to whatever happens next with these characters. I have so much love for all of them.

What are you currently reading?

The Prenup by Lauren Layne

This book came out yesterday and I’m already digging into this one. I’ll be buddy reviewing this one with Ames so you should be able to read our thoughts on Lauren Layne’s first self published book on Book Binge in the coming weeks. Fingers crossed cause I know I be bullshittin’, haha.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Beginner’s Luck (Chance of a Lifetime #1) by Kate Clayborne
Like the Wind by J. Bengtsson

Up next are more buddy reads with my friends. I’m reading Beginner’s Luck with Holly and Ames and then I’m reading Like the Wind with Casee and Holly. I need to get my shit together already or I’m going to fall behind. Wish me luck!

Can’t Wait Wednesday
The Wednesday Post (17)The Duchess in His Bed by Lorraine Heath
Series: Sins for All Seasons #4
Published by Harper Collins, Avon on August 20, 2019
Genres: Historical, Romance
Point of View: Third Person
Pages: 400
Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss
Add It: Goodreads

For a duchess with practical desires, falling in love is an inconceivable part of her plan…

As owner of the Elysium Club which caters to women's fantasies, Aiden Trewlove is accustomed to introducing adventurous ladies to sin and vice. But he is uncharacteristically intrigued by the mysterious beauty who visits his club one night, yearning to indulge in the forbidden—with him. Drawn to her indomitable spirit, he breaks his rule of never becoming personally involved with his clientele and is determined to fully awaken her desires.

A recent widow, Selena Sheffield, Duchess of Lushing, has never known passion, not until Aiden's slow, sensual seduction leads her on a journey of discovery and incredible pleasure. But her reasons for visiting the notorious club are not all that they seem.

As Selena's motives become complicated by love, she finds herself with a most unexpected choice: forge ahead with a secret plan that could secure her future—or follow her heart which could prove ruinous.

I seriously love this series and I’m pretty anxious for Aidan’s story. Aidan is one of my favorites of the Trewlove brothers and I cannot wait to see what kind of woman snatches his heart. I just know that Lorraine Heath is going to deliver the goods so as soon as I can, I’m going to snatch this one up like a hot potato and enjoy the ride.

So, what are you reading this week? Anything good? Anything that you want to rant about?
Are you looking forward to The Duchess in His Bed? What other books are you looking forward to releasing this year?


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Last Month in Pictures: June 2019

Posted July 9, 2019 by Rowena in Family | 1 Comment

Last month was pretty busy for me. The family came in from Vegas and Colorado to celebrate my niece’s high school graduation. They were all pretty much here for an entire week so you know what that means. Lots and lots of family time. We spent time running around shopping to feed all of our kids, laughing the day and the night away, visiting old family friends that we haven’t seen in much too long and eating cupcakes! Here’s a rundown with pictures of what I got into with my family in the month of June.

Maleah Graduates

Here is our final graduate of the year 2019. My niece Maleah graduated from high school last month and we were all in attendance. There are hella pictures going around from this day but they look pretty much the same as all of the other pictures that I’ve posted of my big ass family so for this post, you guys get a picture of our beautiful graduate. We don’t have to make any more candy lei’s for the rest of the year. Woo freaking hoo!!

Sibling Dinner

June marks probably the last sibling dinner that all of my siblings will be able to make it to until our next big family event but you guys!! It was the first sibling dinner that every single sibling made it to and we had such a great time together. We always have a great time together but there are usually a million kids running around, screaming and driving us crazy so it’s really nice to just get together and enjoy each other’s company without all of the extra noise.

Last month, we tried a new to us restaurant in Old Torrance called The Local Kitchen. It got 5 out of 5 stars from every single one of us. The boys enjoyed their beers and the girls enjoyed our desserts. We can’t go wrong with that combo. Haha, beers and desserts and it was all good. I liked it so much that I’m making my boss take our office there for dinner next week. LOL.

Team Wilson Gang Visits Grandma Lili

Grandma Lili isn’t actually my Grandma but she’s my best friend Theresa’s grandma and she was a really good friend of my Mom’s. When my Mom died, she grieved our loss right along with us because our loss was hers too. We used to see Grandma Lili every single Sunday at Church but when our Ward disbanded and our boundaries changed, we all got sent to different Wards and for the first time since I was born, I wasn’t in the same ward as my best friends. When my sister Ingrid came to town, she wanted to visit Grandma Lili and she made it a priority for us.

I’m not in this picture because while they were taking this picture, I was in the kitchen eating cupcakes with Theresa. Haha.

Caiden Visits…Again

Caiden came down with his parents for Maleah’s graduation and because we’re persistent, we begged convinced his parents that he should stay for an extra week so that his Mom can get some rest because she’s been sick a lot lately.

Father’s Day

Father’s Day this year we at our house because that’s where my Dad is but we didn’t take pictures or anything so the only picture I have from Father’s Day dinner is this one. It’s a picture of Brenna and Makenna wearing the exact same dress because they’re together so much that they think alike in all things….even in clothes and when to wear those clothes. Haha.

Kenna Turns 20

To end the month, our Kenna turned 20 and we celebrated her special day at The Local Kitchen. Brenna was away, camping with other friends and Meghan spent the entire day with her so it was just the rest of us and Kenna, celebrating her. I love this kid! I can’t find the picture we took at dinner so you guys get a picture of Kenna in her American Samoan uniform with her sister and her cousin.

How was your month outside in the real world? Outside of our reading world? Did you do anything fun and exciting? Feel free to share in the comments!


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The Weekly Recap (135)

Posted July 8, 2019 by Rowena in Books | 3 Comments

This past week was for living vicariously through Meghan and Makenna as they prepared for the South Pacific Games in Western Samoa. They’ve been keeping us in touch with their Samoan adventures and I’m loving how much fun they’re having. They experienced their first South Pacific Opening Ceremony and they’re meeting a lot of new people and getting to know our family history through the family that live out there. Their first game is tonight at 8pm and I am super pumped for them. What an amazing experience they’re having.

This past week was also for me, Bren, Kaleo and Chase going to the Dodger game on Fourth of July. We stayed for the firework show after the game but holy cow, our seats were amazing! We sat in behind home plate, on the visitor’s side and we were super close to all of the action. It was another fabulous game (we won!) and the fireworks show was amazing. All around, it was a fantastic night and I’m already looking forward to my next game.

Now, onto the books…

What I’m Currently Reading
The Weekly Recap (135)Brazen and the Beast by Sarah MacLean
Series: The Bareknuckle Bastards #2
Published by Harper Collins, Avon on July 30, 2019
Genres: Historical, Romance
Point of View: Third Person
Pages: 400
Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss
Add It: Goodreads

The Lady’s Plan

When Lady Henrietta Sedley declares her twenty-ninth year her own, she has plans to inherit her father’s business, to make her own fortune, and to live her own life. But first, she intends to experience a taste of the pleasure she’ll forgo as a confirmed spinster. Everything is going perfectly…until she discovers the most beautiful man she’s ever seen tied up in her carriage and threatening to ruin the Year of Hattie before it’s even begun.

The Bastard’s Proposal

When he wakes in a carriage at Hattie’s feet, Whit, a king of Covent Garden known to all the world as Beast, can’t help but wonder about the strange woman who frees him—especially when he discovers she’s headed for a night of pleasure . . . on his turf. He is more than happy to offer Hattie all she desires…for a price.

An Unexpected Passion

Soon, Hattie and Whit find themselves rivals in business and pleasure. She won’t give up her plans; he won’t give up his power . . . and neither of them sees that if they’re not careful, they’ll have no choice but to give up everything . . . including their hearts.

I barely finished Wolf Rain this morning so I haven’t even started this book yet but I will later on tonight. My night is promised to Meghan and Makenna, who are playing in their first South Pacific Games basketball game tonight. Go Team American Samoa! I’ve been hearing such great things about this book though so I’m excited to start it.

What I Read

Storm Cursed (Mercy Thompson #11) by Patricia Briggs | 4 out of 5
Wolf Rain (Psy-Changelings Trinity #3) by Nalini Singh | 4.25 out of 5

Eye Candy Friday

Mercy Thompson
Night Broken by Patricia Briggs

What I Reviewed

The Right Swipe (Modern Dating #1) by Alisha Rai | 3.5 out of 5

What I Posted

The Weekly Recap (134)
The Monthly Recap: June 2019
The Wednesday Post (16)
Happy 4th of July
Eye Candy Friday: Mercy Thompson from Night Broken by Patricia Briggs

What I Got

Nothing new this week.

What I Got for Review

Nothing new this week.

What Made Me Laugh

There you have it, my week in review. How was your week?


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