Week in Books (52)

Posted March 6, 2017 by Rowena in Features | 15 Comments

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What a week, what a week. CIF Championships were this past week so the girls and I have been glued to Twitter, seeing who won another ring and who didn’t and all that jazz and some teams we were happy for and some teams, we weren’t. Haha. Such haters, we are. But now that it’s all behind us, we’re looking toward exit interviews this week before we can fully move on from high school basketball. Brenna’s exit interview is on Wednesday and she’s got a lot of things she wants to bring up to that damn coach of hers. I’m steering clear of that because I’m still not a fan of that damn woman.

Friday was Brenna’s birthday and we celebrated by having dinner and cake against our birthday green wall with Bren and all of her friends. Then because she’s an adult now, she went out and got turnt with her friends…or as turnt as a church going, doesn’t have any interest in drinking and partying girl can get turnt. Ha!

This week, the only plans I have are to finish up my room. Last weekend, I did a spring cleaning to end all spring cleaning. I have a pile of clothes that needs to go to the goodwill and I finally got hangers to hang up the rest of my clothes that need to be hung up so I’ll be doing that stuff this week.

..and now on with the books.

Currently Reading


Crushed (Redemption #2) by Lauren Layne.

Lauren Layne’s latest novel about the healing power of redemption tells the story of a crush gone wickedly wrong, proving that what you want isn’t always what you need.

Growing up in New York, Michael St. Claire never expected to spend his twenties wearing cowboy boots. But that was before he learned about his real father, a total stranger with a family in Cedar Grove, Texas. Once in the Lone Star State, Michael meets Kristin Bellamy, who is exquisitely refined and everything Michael always thought he wanted in a woman. The only problem is that Kristin is dating Michael’s new half brother, Devon.

Kristin’s mouthy, curvy sister Chloe has always been in love with Devon Patterson. So when Michael offers to help Chloe break up Devon and Kristin, Chloe agrees to a deal that seems too good to be true. Before long, Chloe finally gets her man, only to make a startling discovery: She no longer wants the guy she had to fight for—she wants the one who stood by her side.

After all he and Chloe have been through, Michael swears he’s damaged goods. Can Chloe convince him that love is worth the risk?

I read Isn’t She Lovely and Broken last week and really enjoyed both books so I jumped right into the last book in the series, Crushed and I’m not all that far into it right now but I’m hopeful that I will enjoy it. So far, it’s pretty good. Michael!!

What I Read

Havoc by Jamie Shaw | 4 out of 5
Off the Ice by Julie Cross | 3.75 out of 5
When the Marquess Falls by Lorraine Heath | 3.75 out of 5
Isn’t She Lovely by Lauren Layne | 4.5 out of 5
Broken by Lauren Layne | 4 out of 5

Book Boyfriend of the Week


Ethan Price from Isn’t She Lovely (Redemption #0.5 ) by Lauren Layne.

Ethan is so freaking yummy and I adored him. I loved the witty banter between him and Stephanie and I just loved his overall personality. *swoon*

What I Reviewed

Nothing this week. I need to get writing because I actually have reviews to write this week. Woot!

What I Posted

2/27: Week in Books (51)
3/01: Monthly Recap: February 2017
3/02: Throwback Thursday (22)

New to My Bookshelves

Artistic License by Elle Pierson
Unwritten by Jen Frederick

New to My Review Shelf

None. I’m focus is on the books on my TBR pile and the books that I’m reading for challenges and buddy reviews.

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

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15 responses to “Week in Books (52)

  1. Ksenia

    I’m so happy you enjoyed Isn’t She Lovely and Broken. I loved both. I haven’t read Crushed though. I’m not comfortable with this whole “heroine who has always been in love with her sister’s boyfriend and hero who tries to still his half brother’s girl” premise. I’m looking to your thoughts though. Maybe you would love it and I’ll change my mind. I hope you would enjoy Artistic License, I’ve heard it’s not as good as Act Like It. Happy reading Rowena!

    • Rowena

      Oh Ksenia, you should! I enjoyed Michael’s book far more than I did Olivia’s book. It was so good. I’m not a fan of that premise and it was part of the reason that it took me three days after finishing Broken to start Crushed but I’m glad that I read Crushed. So good though my favorite remains Isn’t She Lovely. Stephanie and Ethan were the best!

    • Rowena

      I’m sending all of my spring cleaning vibes your way, Samantha. I hope you get yourself together enough to get that done. You’ll feel heaps better afterward, I promise!

    • Rowena

      If you substitute donuts for cookies, I’m there! 🙂 I hope you got your reviews written…cause I didn’t. LOL.

    • Rowena

      I hope you got around to getting those reviews written. Nothing sucks worse than a long ass review pile. LOL.

  2. Lauren Layne, huh? I like the sound of Crushed but do I have to read the previous stories?

    And I am so flippin’ behind in writing reviews… I’m afraid to even look. But I learned a new word from you this week! “Turnt” – never heard of it before 🙂 Us midwesterners… so sheltered…

    Have a great week!!!

    • Rowena

      No, you don’t have to read the other books in the series in order to read Crushed but I highly recommend that you do. They’re all fast reads and Isn’t She Lovely is my favorite of the bunch. So good!

      Haha, turnt is what the kids nowadays are saying when they want to let loose and party. 🙂

  3. I haven’t read this series by LL, but I seriously need to! I just don’t like her NA as much as her adult contemporary books though. I’ll be curious to see what you think of Unwritten. I wasn’t a big fan, but then again, I’m not a fan of musician books.
    Happy reading! 🙂

    • Rowena

      You should read this one, Nick. It’s super good, I promise! So unlike the Love Unexpectedly series. It’s going to be a while until I get to Unwritten but yeah, I’ll hit you up on Twitter and let you know what I think.

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