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