The Weekly Recap (99)

Posted August 20, 2018 by Rowena in Features | 12 Comments

This week was for a bunch of different things. My continued exercising with my best friend Theresa and my sisters, the release of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and attending my first ever Taco Festival.

Brenna and I stayed up until midnight on Friday so that we could watch To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before on Netflix, the moment that it dropped. Both of us were not disappointed and thought that the movie captured the heart and the charm even though some of our favorite parts of the books were either not included or changed. Still, we LOVED Peter Kavinsky and thought Lara Jean was fabulous!

A group of us drove out to Downtown L.A. for the L.A. Taco Festival on Saturday and it was a lot of fun. Too bad I failed at my first ever taco festival because I went and ate a sushi burrito instead. I did end up eating a taco but for the most part, I ate everything but a taco. I tried bulgogi tots, bulgogi tacos and ate some of my friend’s deep fried quesadilla. I also got 3 Dodger hats for $20 so all in all, I called it a win of a day.

Friday morning, we got some pretty bad news about one of our friends. She passed away in her sleep and our girls played basketball together and she was my favorite basketball Mom so it really hit me hard. My sister and I took dinner over to their house on Sunday and spent a little time with the kids, her sisters and Aunts and the rest of the family. I’m still so saddened by the loss and really hope that 2018 will stop taking dear to me people. *sigh*

Now, onto the books…

What I’m Currently Reading
The Weekly Recap (99)All the Way
by Kristen Proby
Series: Romancing Manhattan #1
Published by Harper Collins, William Morrow Paperbacks on August 21, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Point of View:First Person
Pages: 288
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher, Edelweiss
Add It: Goodreads

In New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Proby’s brand new Romancing Manhattan series, three brothers get more than they bargain for as they practice law, balance life, and navigate love in and around New York City.

Finn Cavanaugh is known for being a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom. He owns a successful law firm with his brother and brother-in-law in Manhattan. On the rare occasion that he has down time, he spends it at his home in Martha’s Vineyard. But when Finn’s troubled niece goes to stay with him for the summer in Martha’s Vineyard, he’s reluctant to take time off from work. That is, until he meets his beautiful new neighbor, London.

London Watson is a Tony Award winning actress on Broadway. When tragedy strikes her family, leaving her alone and injured, she flees Manhattan for Martha’s Vineyard. Hoping she can figure out how to pick up the pieces of her life, London is convinced that she’ll never be able to return to the stage. But when she meets the charming young girl next door and her sexy uncle, they soon lure London out of her shell as she finally begins to heal from the wounds of her past.

But when London feels confident enough to return to the spotlight, she’s dealt another devastating blow. Will the newfound love between London and Finn be enough to conquer all? Or will it be over before it has a chance to grow…?

I’m about halfway done with this book and I’m seriously hoping that something happens to make me feel something because so far, I think the hero is okay, I want to smack his niece and the heroine is blah. I will admit that I was drawn to this book because of the cover and I’ve always wanted to try this author before but so far, I’m not that invested in what’s going on in the story. To be blunt, I’m bored. We’ll see if that continues to be the case or if the story turns around. Wish me luck.

What I Read

Down with Love (Laws of Attraction #1) by Kate Meader | 3.25 out of 5
Diamond Fire (Hidden Legacy #3.5) by Ilona Andrews | 4.25 out of 5
When a Duke Loves a Woman by Lorraine Heath | 4.5 out of 5
Two Weeks Notice by Whitney G | 3.25 out of 5

My favorite read of the week goes to Diamond Fire by Ilona Andrews and When a Duke Loves a Woman by Lorraine Heath. Both books were super good. I cannot wait for the next book in both of those series. I’m super anxious for that.

Book Boyfriend

Peter Kavinsky
To all The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Yes, again. The movie came out and he was the perfect Peter. Oh man, I love this guy!

What I Reviewed

The Accidentals by Sarina Bowen | 4 out of 5
Gone too Far by Suzanne Brockmann | 4.25 out of 5
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before | 4.25 out of 5

What I Posted

The Weekly Recap (98)
Can’t Wait Wednesday: Fight or Flight by Samantha Young

What I Got

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
Finding Dandellion by Lex Martin
Bad Reputation by Stephanie London

What I Got for Review

Diamond Fire by Ilona Andrews

There you have it, my week in review. How was your week?

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12 responses to “The Weekly Recap (99)

    • Rowena

      I really am, huh? I need 2018 to just make its way to the door already. I really did enjoy TATBILB…have you watched it yet?

  1. I’m sorry about your friend. I know we chatted about this a little bit on Discord.

    I didn’t know there was a taco festival!! That would have been fun! Tacos yummmm!

    Also I enjoyed To All the Boys even though it was too cutesy! So good!

    I’m also glad you loved When a Duke Loves a Women! This was one of my first 5-star reads this year (LOL I read this months ago)

    • Rowena

      Thanks Zee, I appreciate your thoughts.

      Yeah, the taco festival was at Grand Park and there were a bunch of taco trucks with a bunch of other booths and stuff. It was a lot of fun. Lots of people showed up for it too.

      When a Duke Loves a Woman was good stuff. I adored Gillie and Thorne. I also loved when her brothers tried to step up for her when she needed them. Oh man I can’t wait for Finn’s book.

  2. I’m truly sorry to hear about your friend, Rowena. 🙁 Hugs to you, friend.
    A Taco festival sounds like such a fun event, but I am laughing at how you ate everything but tacos. 😀
    I’m so happy you liked TATBILB! I need to watch it again sometime soon.
    EEP! You got Bad Reputation! I hope you love it! I need to pick up the Lorraine Heath book! It sounds like fun!
    Have a good week, Rowena.

    • Rowena

      Thanks, Nick. I appreciate the cyber hugs. She was a fabulous person and I’m going to miss hearing her sing with her sisters because she had a beautiful voice.

      Yeah, my first festival was a total fail BUT my sushi burrito was the bomb so I can’t complain too much. Ha!

      Yes, I freaking loved the movie and am hoping for a sequel. It was super good! And yes, I got both books in that series after reading your reviews on them. You are so bad for my bank account but I’m so glad you’re around anyway. Haha.

    • Rowena

      Yes, lots and lots of death around me lately. That makes me sad but I’m trying to draw comfort from my loved ones not suffering anymore. And yes, a taco festival sounded like a delight and it was. I loved it!

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