Week in Books (31)

Posted August 22, 2016 by Rowena in Features | 10 Comments

Week in Books v2

Brenna came home for the weekend to play in a co-ed basketball tournament (for fun) that we committed to and then forgot about. Here’s our team picture from that. We didn’t do too bad. We went 2-1 (we were short a guy in the first game so we lost that one) and our MVP of the tournament would have gone to Mister Take 100 shots in a game, Jonathan Hong (bottom left).

Team PolyNAsians

It was really good to have Brenna home for the weekend. I miss her heaps when she’s away but we need breaks from each other. It’s always just the two of us and we can definitely get sick of each other so we need the break. This tournament was a good one for the girls because they were finally able to play with each other instead of against each other. Heads up family, North (Bren & Cher) will play against Redondo (Kenna) on January 3rd so mark your calendars and save the date!


One more piece of news before I move onto the books is…SETH GOT HIS MISSION CALL! He’ll be serving in the Mexico City mission and he reports for his mission on 11/15 which is exactly 8 days before his brother RJ comes home. Four years will have passed before they’re able to see each other again. Seth hurt my heart when he teared up reading his report date but I know that he’ll do amazing things for Mexico City. They’re lucky to get him for two years. Love that kid!

Currently Reading

The Trouble with Mistletoe (Heartbreaker Bay #2 ) by Jill Shalvis.

If she has her way . . .

Willa Davis is wrangling puppies when Keane Winters stalks into her pet shop with frustration in his chocolate-brown eyes and a pink bedazzled cat carrier in his hand. He needs a kitty sitter, stat. But the last thing Willa needs is to rescue a guy who doesn’t even remember her . . .

He’ll get nothing but coal in his stocking.

Saddled with his great-aunt’s Feline from Hell, Keane is desperate to leave her in someone else’s capable hands. But in spite of the fact that he’s sure he’s never seen the drop-dead-gorgeous pet shop owner before, she seems to be mad at him . . .

Unless he tempers “naughty” with a special kind of nice . . .

Willa can’t deny that Keane’s changed since high school: he’s less arrogant, for one thing—but can she trust him not to break her heart again? It’s time to throw a coin in the fountain, make a Christmas wish—and let the mistletoe do its work . . .

I didn’t get any reading done this weekend except to finish my re-read of The Year We Fell Down by Sarina Bowen for my book club meeting today so my plan is to start this book after book club tonight. Wish me luck on that.


Rookie Move (Brooklyn Bruisers #1) by Sarina Bowen | 4 out of 5
Who’s That Girl? by Mhairi McFarlane | 2.75 out of 5
The Year We Fell Down (Ivy Years #1) by Sarina Bowen (re-read) | 4.25 out of 5

Book Boyfriend

Leo Trevi from Rookie Move (Brooklyn Bruisers #1) by Sarina Bowen.

She tasted like his.

This guy was everything in this book. I had some frustration with Georgia and with her father but never with Leo. Leo was everything that I love in a romance novel hero and he was my absolute favorite thing about this book. The way that he loved Georgia (and how absolute he was in his feelings) made me melt at every turn and seeing what he went through, what he continued to struggle with when he finally got to the NHL made me love him all the more. He was such a freaking great hero and I loved the hell out of him.


Ruthless by Lexi Blake
Torch by Karen Erickson


I’ve been so focused on other things, including my review pile that I haven’t looked at what’s out that I need to buy. That will probably change next week…maybe.

For Review

Just One Week by Alice Gaines
Four Letter Words (Dirty Deeds #1) by J. Daniels

There you have it, my week in books. How did your week go?

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10 responses to “Week in Books (31)

    • Thanks, Joy! Seth is a good kid, he’ll mature out there so I’m glad for that. He’s a favorite cousin of Brenna’s so I know she’s going to miss him like crazy.

      I’m almost finished with The Trouble with Mistletoe and it’s cute!

  1. First, congrats to Seth! Four years is a long time but I’m sure he’ll do great things down there 🙂 Wow! What a sacrifice!

    Second, YES I agree with you on Leo in Rookie Move. I was sooo annoyed with the dad in that book but Leo was abso perfect!!

    And last, b/c you grabbed it (like a few others I’ve seen, you just confirmed it) I nabbed Four Letter Word. I passed it by before b/c it looked like Christina Lauren but then I read the synopsis and thought, “well, that’s different!”

    Have a great week!!!

    • Thanks so much, we’re pretty excited for that guy!

      Wasn’t Georgie’s Dad such a jerk? And completely unprofessional too. Grr.

      I hope we both like Four Letter Word. I grabbed it up at the same time that I grabbed up Just One Week and I hated that book. Ha!

  2. izzy

    4 years! oh wow. Can’t imagine. But congrats on him going to Mexico City. I wish him the best! two years will fly by.

    • Yeah, my sister is trying to see if she can get RJ home before Seth leaves because they have some family business to take care of that she wants both of her boys there for so I’ve got my fingers crossed that she can make that happen.

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