Week in Books (45)

Posted January 16, 2017 by Rowena in Features | 18 Comments

Week in Books v2

This week was a busy week. Last weekend, my niece Chloe was down and we had so much fun together. Her family went to Disneyland and was gone for most of the weekend so Chloe and I hung out. We made our rounds to the different basketball games for all of the kids in our family, we tried a new Korean food spot, we had a crepe party and we said goodbye for now to her sister and my other niece, Chach. Chach left for the MTC before heading to serve an 18 month mission in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

It was a great week in books for me, too. Check it out.

Currently Reading

Nine Rules to Break when Romancing a Rake (Love by Numbers #1) by Sarah MacLean.

A lady does not smoke cheroot. She does not ride astride. She does not fence or attend duels. She does not fire a pistol, and she never gambles at a gentlemen’s club.

Lady Calpurnia Hartwell has always followed the rules, rules that have left her unmarried—and more than a little unsatisfied. And so she’s vowed to break the rules and live the life of pleasure she’s been missing.

But to dance every dance, to steal a midnight kiss—to do those things, Callie will need a willing partner. Someone who knows everything about rule-breaking. Someone like Gabriel St. John, the Marquess of Ralston—charming and devastatingly handsome, his wicked reputation matched only by his sinful smile.

If she’s not careful, she’ll break the most important rule of all—the one that says that pleasure-seekers should never fall hopelessly, desperately in love.

I picked this up because it’s my book club discussion book for January and book club is next week Monday. It’s been ages since I read this book but the last time I read it, I loved it and so far, I’m really loving it.


Small Admissions by Amy Poeppel | 4 out of 5
Solo by Jill Mansell | 1 out of 5
Hard Hitter by Sarina Bowen | 4 out of 5
Winning the Wallflower by Eloisa James | 4 out of 5
Satisfaction by Lexi Blake | 4 out of 5

My favorite read of the week is a tie between Hard Hitter by Sarina Bowen and Satisfaction by Lexi Blake. I’m really enjoying both series and both of these books were strong additions to those series. Both books were so stinkin’ good.

My least favorite read of the week is…Solo by Jill Mansell. It started out so good and then the whole thing just went downhill. The characters were dickheads, they treated each other like shit and in the end, I didn’t want any of them to be together. Gah.


Small Admissions by Amy Poeppel

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New to My Bookshelves

None. I didn’t buy anything because I’m going to try to read some of the books I already have before I start acquiring more. Wish me luck on this one. 🙂

New to My Review Shelf

The Bastard Billionaire by Jessica Lemmon
Pretty Face by Lucy Parker

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

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18 responses to “Week in Books (45)

  1. I love that Sarah MacLean book! I can’t wait to hear what you think of the book. Will you be posting a review for the Jill Mansel? Really curious to see what went wrong for you.
    And ahh! I really really loved Pretty Face. I couldn’t help but jump right into it and I LOVED it. I hope you do too!

    • Rowena

      I already wrote my review for Solo so it should be going up soon on Book Binge. My main gripe were the characters. They were all assholes. As for the MacLean, I loved it! I’m so glad that it held up for me since its been years since I’ve read it.

      I can’t wait to read Pretty Face!

    • Rowena

      I just finished the MacLean last night and I absolutely loved it. I highly recommend it. I’m so excited to read the Lemmon. I want to see Eli in action. 😊

    • Rowena

      Sarah MacLean is pretty great. I’ve only not liked one of her books.

      Pretty Face is really good, so I hear. We’ll see when I read in the coming weeks.

  2. Okay, adding Pretty Face to my TBR. I haven’t read Lexi Blake but I just haven’t had the chance yet. You mention the Lawless series above. Is that a good choice for me, too??

    I’m glad you had a really nice weekend with Chloe (crepe party!!) but why didn’t she want to DL?? I love that place! So much better than DW, that’s for sure 🙂 Man, I miss going there when I lived in San Diego… *sigh*

    Have a great week!!!

    • Rowena

      I’ve been hearing good things about Pretty Face so I’m excited to read it.

      The Lawless series is by Lexi Blake and I’m enjoying it. I liked the first book, Ruthless but I liked the second book even more. I’m pretty anxious for Revenge, the third book. I think you’ll like it.

      I’m really loving crepe and making them at home is pretty easy! She’s trying to save money so she didn’t want to go since she has no willpower.

      Thanks Kristin, same to you! 😊

  3. Sounds like you had a good week then. I’m jealous of your Sarah MacLean read, I’ve been meaning to catch up on her books and forget how much I liked that one. It was one of my first historical romances and it was absolutely awesome. I reread it a while back and it was just as good second time around.

    • Rowena

      It’s been ages since I re-read Nine Rules but holy cow, I loved it just as if I was reading it for the first time. You should reread it. It’s great! I’m sure it’ll be great a third time too. 😊

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