Week in Books (48)

Posted February 6, 2017 by Rowena in Books, Features | 8 Comments

Week in Books v2 Howdy everyone! I hope everyone enjoyed the last week and that you guys read all of the books. 🙂 This week was a pretty special week for my family. As you’re all aware, we’re a basketball family so the Super Bowl wasn’t the big game for us. Nope, the big game for us came on Saturday night when my daughter’s school took on my niece’s school for the first time since they started high school basketball. It was also Brenna’s senior night. With all of Brenna’s struggles this basketball season, she was a giant ball of stress leading up to Saturday’s game because she knew that a lot of our family was coming to the game and she wasn’t sure if she would get in or not. Her coach was hyping her up, telling her she would but Brenna has long since given up on trusting her coach. I was stressing right along with her, mostly because I wanted this for Brenna. I wanted her to get a chance to show her coach that she’s good, dammit. So when she was called into the game, we were all super happy and I’m so proud of my baby girl. She went in and she gave everything she had and she played a damn good game. It was a bit late to try to save her team because Makenna was leading her team to an impressive win over our team but…that’s what Bren’s coach gets. LOL. She put all of her eggs into one player and that player didn’t deliver. If she played more team ball then maybe we could have had a chance but she didn’t and that’s what you get. Makenna had a fantastic game and she led her team to that victory. I was super thrilled for her as well. Here is a huge chunk of the girls cheering squad: Yep. That’s all family. We’re super blessed to have such an amazing support system. Anyway, on with the books…

Currently Reading

Pretty Face (London Celebrities #2) by Lucy Parker.
Highly acclaimed, award-winning author of Act Like It Lucy Parker returns readers to the London stage with laugh-out-loud wit and plenty of drama The play’s the fling It’s not actress Lily Lamprey’s fault that she’s all curves and has the kind of voice that can fog up a camera lens. She wants to prove where her real talents lie—and that’s not on a casting couch, thank you. When she hears esteemed director Luc Savage is renovating a legendary West End theater for a lofty new production, she knows it could be her chance—if only Luc wasn’t so dictatorial, so bad-tempered and so incredibly sexy. Luc Savage has respect, integrity and experience. He also has it bad for Lily. He’d be willing to dismiss it as a midlife crisis, but this exasperating, irresistible woman is actually a very talented actress. Unfortunately, their romance is not only raising questions about Lily’s suddenly rising career, it’s threatening Luc’s professional reputation. The course of true love never did run smooth. But if they’re not careful, it could bring down the curtain on both their careers…
I haven’t started this book yet but I will once I get home from work and I’m looking forward to more Lucy Parker goodness.


Act Like It by Lucy Parker | 4 out of 5
I only read one book last week because I was distracted with other things but I enjoyed Act Like It. Richard is one of those grumpy heroes that just did it for me and I’m already looking forward to digging into Pretty Face.


The Is Out Song by Samantha Chase | 4 out of 5 Hard Hitter by Sarina Bowen (Joint review with Holly) | 4 out of 5 Hollywood Dirt by Alessandra Torre (Buddy review with Ames) | 4.25 out of 5 Accidentally on Purpose by Jill Shalvis | 3 out of 5

Posts You May Have Missed

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New to My Bookshelves

Moonshot by Alessandra Torre Love in Lingerie by Alessandra Torre

New to My Review Shelf

Midnight Target by Elle Kennedy Off the Ice by Julie Cross Blame it On the Duke by Lenora Bell Havoc by Jamie Shaw
There you have it, my week in books. How did your week go?

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8 responses to “Week in Books (48)

  1. How did I miss you had a personal blog in addition to Book Binge?! Holy crap your family is HUGE! I think its awesome! Having so many people supporting each other is super cool. I am curious about that Julie Cross book. I can’t wait for your thoughts.

    • Rowena

      Hey you! Welcome. This is my personal blog whereas Book Binge is more of a team blog.

      Yeah, I get that a lot but you guys are correct. I’m one of 9 and we all have kids, makes for chaotic family dinners.

      I’m curious about the Julie Cross book though I’m a little hesitant because Nick didn’t like it as much as I hoped I would. I’m still going to read it though.

  2. Wow, I knew your family was big but seeing everyone together in one picture really shows that fact. It’s great you could all be there to support both girls, even if they were on opposing teams. And I love that the coach got shown that if they will put their hopes on one person they’re gonna be disappointed, that’s not how you play a team sport.

    I’m so glad you liked Act Like It and I cannot wait to see what you think of Pretty Face. I finished a couple of days ago and I’m still all happy about it. Lucy Parker is a totally fave of mine now. Why does she not have more books out? I am interested to see your thoughts on some of your new books to your shelf as well. Hope you have a good week!

    • Rowena

      Hey Becky!

      Yeah, the support we get from family is amazing. I seriously love my family. The coach? Not so much.

      I just finished Pretty Face last night and I enjoyed it more than I did Act Like It though I liked both books. Lucy Parker is definitely on my radar now.

      Thanks, I hope you have a fab week yourself. 🙂

  3. I love how wholly involved you are in Brenna’s life. But hey, I’m a mother so I know what that’s like, too. I wish I didn’t pay attention the the Super Bowl this weekend. Grrrrr.

    • Rowena

      Gotta support the kids. That’s what you do when you’re a parent. Or what you should do.

      Aww, were you going for the Falcons?

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