Week in Books (38)

Posted October 17, 2016 by Rowena in Books, Features | 10 Comments

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This week was for Timberlake and Chill. I spent the first part of the week listening to Justin Timberlake so that I can prepare myself for Wednesday’s Netflix Concert and when I was finally able to watch his Netflix Special, I was one happy camper. I seriously love me some JT. I’ve loved him since I was 14 years old. Haha.

The rest of the week was pretty quiet. I got some reading done, watched some cheesy Hallmark movies (I was in the mood for them) and I spent some quality time with my family. All in all, it was a good week. My Dodgers went 1-1 in Chicago and are coming home to hopefully keep the party going, my Lakers lost but that’s okay because I’m liking what I’m seeing from them then I started and am loving the heck out of the new show, Pitch (Ames! We must discuss!) so yeah, my week started off quiet but it was still filled with good stuff.

Now on with the books and blog stuff…

Currently Reading

Keepsake (True North #3) by Sarina Bowen.

There’s a first time for everything.

Lark Wainwright used to be fearless. Her life was a series of adventures, each one more exhilarating than the last. But her recent overseas adventure was one too many. Now she’s home and in one piece. Mostly. But her nights are filled with terror.

When her best friend offers her a stay at the orchard in exchange for help at the farmers’ markets, Lark jumps at the chance to spend fall in Vermont. But her nightmares don’t stop. Desperate to keep her fragile state a secret, she relies on the most soft-spoken resident of the Shipley Farm to soothe her when her dreams prove too much.

Zachariah is a survivor, too. It’s been four years since he was tossed aside by the polygamist cult where he grew up. He’s found a peaceful existence on the Shipley’s farm, picking apples and fixing machinery. But getting thrown away by your own people at nineteen leaves a mark on a guy. He doesn’t always know what to make of a world where movie quotes are the primary means of communication. Before hitchhiking to Vermont, he’d never watched TV or spoken on the phone.

Actually, there are a lot of things he’s never done.

Zach and Lark slowly grow to trust one another. One night they become even closer than they’d planned. But Lark may still be too broken to trust anyone. When she pushes Zach away, he will have to prove to himself that he’s good for much more than farm labor.

I have so many books to read this week and you’d think I’d buckle down and get my book club book read since our meeting is next week Monday but nope. As soon as I got Keepsake, I cracked that sucker open and have been reading it ever since. Loving me some Zach right now. 🙂


The Hating Game by Sally Thorne | 4 out of 5
Addicted (Outlaws #2) by Elle Kennedy | 3.5 out of 5

Book Boyfriend of the Week

Joshua Templeman from The Hating Game by Sally Thorne.

“Sounds like a good plan. It’ll pay off. Desperately, huh? So, pray tell, what is the aim of the Starting Over Game?”

“The same as all the others. For you to love me.”

Of all of the books that I read this week, Josh’s book was my favorite and he is my choice for book boyfriend. I couldn’t stand how mean he was to Lucy in the beginning of the book but I liked that as the book progresses, we see his feelings for Lucy slip through with every interaction between them. Josh wasn’t a bad guy, he was a big softy and his protective instincts toward Lucy had me melting into a puddle of lust for this guy. On top of the beautiful, strong body and smart mind, there was a caring man underneath all of that who had his own set of insecurities.

I loved that his relationship with Lucy changed but the bits and pieces that made their relationship unique stuck around. In the end, they were still competitive with each other and low key mean to each other but they both knew that all of their jabs were nothing but love.


10/12: Four Letter Word (Dirty Deeds #1) by J. Daniels | 1 out of 5
10/13: P.S. I Like You by Kasie West | 4 out of 5
10/13: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne | 4 out of 5

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10/11: Movie Review: The Girl on the Train
10/12: Top 5 Wednesday: Inaccurate Book Covers
10/13: Eye Candy Friday: Crosbie Lucas from Undecided by Julianna Keyes

New to My Bookshelves

The Player by Claire Contreras
Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes
Twisted Palace (Royals #3) by Erin Watt

New Review Books

The Other Sister by Dianne Dixon
Satisfaction (Lawless #2) by Lexi Blake

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

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10 responses to “Week in Books (38)

    • Rowena

      Ooh, I’m excited for you to read it. I’m pretty sure you’ll enjoy it.

      Thanks sweets, I intend to have a mighty fine reading week. Ha! I now have 6 days to read my book club book before our meeting so I need to get my butt in gear and get that done already. Wish me luck!

  1. Aww your enthusiasm over JT is so cute! I’m glad that was fun for you!
    I’m looking forward to your thoughts on Keepsake. I started it last night, but I think I’ll put it down to read Twisted Palace and Royally Screwed first. I’m also happy that you enjoyed The Hating Game.
    I hope you have a good week and enjoy the lovely new books! 🙂

    • Rowena

      Hey Nick! Thanks for stopping by.

      My love for JT has been going strong since I was younger than my daughter is right now. That’s dedication right there. Ha!

      I think I loved Zach more than Griff and Jude and that surprises me because I really loved Griff. There’s a lot of stuff brought to light, and holy cow were we wrong about them all. Still, it was really enjoyable and I think you’ll love it too.

      How are you liking Twisted Palace? I want to read both of those books this week too.

      Happy reading and see you around the blogs!

    • Rowena

      Hey Kim! Thanks for stopping by! I love JT and the same to you. Hope you’re reading amazing books this week!

  2. I had no idea Justin Timberlake did a Netflix concert. I didn’t even know that was a thing actually lol. But I’m glad you got to watch it and enjoyed it! And it does sound like you had an overall good week. Sometimes cheesy Hallmark movies are just what you need 😉

    • Rowena

      I think JT’s concert was the first of probably many more to come. It was kind of like those HBO concert specials but on Netflix. His tagline for the concert deal was, “Timberlakeandchill” My family had to rush through dinner so that I can go home and watch it. I was not disappointed.

      Yesss! Cheesy Hallmark movies hit me hard around this time every year. They’re all I want to watch for a couple of weeks and then I’m good. Don’t need them anymore.

    • Rowena

      Oh no, really? I’m enjoying it so much. Oh well, you win some and you lose some. 🙂

      The Hating Game was fantastic! I can’t wait for the next one!

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