Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’m No Longer Interested in Reading

Posted February 20, 2018 by Rowena in Features | 2 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke & the Bookish but now it’s hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl and it’s a feature that everyone participates in so I’m going to try and participate myself and see how long it lasts. Wish me luck.

This week’s prompt is:

February 20: Books I’ve Decided I’m No Longer Interested In Reading

City of Bones (Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare: I used to want to read this series, back before the show on Freeform started. Now? Meh.

My Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluger: I read so many great reviews on this book and some of my book buddies really enjoyed this one so I wanted to read it but, not anymore. I don’t remember anything about this book or even why everyone loved it and I can’t be bothered to be excited about it anymore. 🙁

Guilty Pleasures (Guilty #1) by Laura Lee Guhrke: I can’t remember why I wanted to read this series but it’s been so long that I’m not all that interested in it anymore. Oh well.

Sky High Air series by Jill Shalvis: I remember when I first started reading Shalvis, I wanted to read this series so bad and now? Not so much.

A Heart So Wild (Stratton Family #1) by Johanna Lindsey: I used to really be into cowboy romances or romances set in the Wild, Wild, West but I just know that I don’t have any interest in reading any more of these books these days.

Save Karyn by Karyn Bosnak: I used to want to read this book back when I was really into chick lit but it’s nothing that I’d be interested in reading now.

Flirting with Danger (Samantha Jellicoe #1) by Suzanne Enoch: I don’t remember how this book ended up on my TBR pile but it did and I don’t have any interest in reading it these days so off my TBR list it goes.

The Raven Prince (Princes #1) by Elizabeth Hoy: I remember when everyone used to rave about this series and I remember putting it on my TBR list because of the hype it got. I never got around to reading it and now? I’m low key over wanting to read this one so off my TBR list it goes.

Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers: I used to enjoy Courtney Summers books and I remember when her books were at the very top of my wishlists but too much time has past and I no longer have a need to read this one.

Chasing Stanley (New York Blades #5) by Deirdre Martin: I used to want to finish out this series but after a while, this series fell off my radar and I don’t really care about going back to finish it out like I did.

What are some books you used to want to read but don’t anymore? Share in the comments!

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Book Boyfriend of the Week: Nate Kattenberger

Posted February 16, 2018 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments

This week’s book boyfriend is Nate Kattenberger, the richest nerd in the Brooklyn Bruiser’s world. He’s got a giant crush on his assistant so he banishes her from Manhattan to Brooklyn so that she can run his hockey team and he can keep his ardent desire for her a secret.

Book Boyfriend of the Week: Nate KattenbergerBrooklynaire by Sarina Bowen
Series: Brooklyn Bruisers #4
Published by Indie Published, Rennie Road Books on February 12th 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 298

You'd think a billion dollars, a professional hockey team and a six-bedroom mansion on the Promenade would satisfy a guy. You'd be wrong.

For seven years Rebecca has brightened my office with her wit and her smile. She manages both my hockey team and my sanity. I don't know when I started waking in the night, craving her. All I know is that one whiff of her perfume ruins my concentration. And her laugh makes me hard.

When Rebecca gets hurt, I step in to help. It's what friends do. But what friends don't do is rip off each others' clothes for a single, wild night together.

Now she's avoiding me. She says we're too different, and it can never happen again. So why can't we keep our hands off each other?

Nate and Becca have been working together almost from the very beginning. Nate was off-limits when Becca first came to work for him and they have become really close friends. Becca was there for Nate when he needed a friend (not an assistant) and she’s become one of the most important people in his life. I really enjoyed seeing him trying to hide his feelings from her and everyone else that they work with.

Everything worthwhile is complicated.

He wasn’t fooling anyone though. Nate and Becca coming together was complicated because of the fact that they work together. They both had reservations about coming out about how they feel about each other but it was so much fun seeing Nate let himself be in love with his assistant.

“My life is constant noise. Meetings and obligations and two thousand employees. It’s great, but it’s loud. When you kiss me, everything goes quiet. That’s the only time I can forget everyone else.” I roll to the side and put my lips right beside her ear. “And when I’m inside you, we’re all that matters. I crave it so much.”


Nate was the bomb. If you haven’t read his book, fix that because a rich nerd is what you’ve been missing in your life.

Here’s what Nate looks like in my head.

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Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen
February 12, 2018
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Until next week…enjoy!

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Throwback Thursday (30)

Posted February 15, 2018 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments

This week’s Throwback Thursday features my parents. Joe and Lily. Here’s one old ass picture that made me smile when I saw it. I don’t remember where this picture was taken or when it was taken but I sure do remember when my parents looked like this. My Dad looks like an old-school cowboy with that mustache and my beautiful Mom was in her prime. Such a lovely couple. I really do miss my Mom.

Until next week…enjoy!

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