The Weekly Recap (100)

Posted August 27, 2018 by Rowena in Books, Features | 8 Comments

You guys!!! Caiden is here and I have been a super happy Aunty since he got here on Saturday. His Dad came to town to go to the J. Cole concert with my brother and some other people so they made a family vacation out of the trip and will be here for the entire week. They’re going to do the tourist thing while they’re here like Disneyland, the beach, Long Beach Aquarium and other family vacation things.

This week was a pretty quiet week for me. I exercised, I read a lot and I tried to watch Sharp Objects on HBO but I lasted three episodes before I gave it up. I started watching it because I love Chris Messina but I don’t know that I love him enough to finish the show. Sorry, Ames. I’ve also watched To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before so many times that I’ve lost count. I’m really loving Netflix’s Rom Com’s so I’ve got my fingers crossed that we’ll get more from them.

Oh, I should also mention that my nephew Chase, who is starting his junior year in high school was riding his bike home from football practice on Thursday evening and got hit by a car! His bike is trash now and Chase himself is fine, he came away from the accident with small cuts on his arm from his fall to the street but he’s alive and well and I’m glad. Chase isn’t a small guy so the lady that hit him saying that she didn’t see him surprises the hell out of me because like I said, Chase isn’t a small kid. I hope she replaces his bike because Chase loves riding that thing.

I’m really getting into this audiobook thing so I’m lining some other books to listen to while I’m at work. My next listen will be Kulti by Mariana Zapata and I hope that book is as good as everyone says. Wish me luck!

Now, onto the books…

What I’m Currently Reading
The Weekly Recap (100)In Bed with a Highlander by Maya Banks
Series: MacCabe Trilogy #1
Published by Random House, Ballantine on August 30, 2011
Genres: Historical, Romance
Point of View: Alternating Third Person
Pages: 351
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Add It: Goodreads

Maya Banks' beguiling new trilogy features three unforgettable brothers risking everything to save their clan and their legacy—and to surrender their hearts to love.

Ewan McCabe, the eldest, is a warrior determined to vanquish his enemy. Now, with the time ripe for battle, his men are ready and Ewan is poised to take back what is his—until a blue-eyed, raven-haired temptress is thrust upon him. Mairin may be the salvation of Ewan's clan, but for a man who dreams only of revenge, matters of the heart are strange territory to conquer.

The illegitimate daughter of the king, Mairin possesses prized property that has made her a pawn—and wary of love. Her worst fears are realized when she is rescued from peril only to be forced into marriage by her charismatic and commanding savior, Ewan McCabe. But her attraction to her ruggedly powerful new husband makes her crave his surprisingly tender touch; her body comes alive under his sensual mastery. And as war draws near, Mairin's strength, spirit, and passion challenge Ewan to conquer his demons—and embrace a love that means more than revenge and land.

In an effort to catch up with my buddy reviews, my review books, and my summer challenge books, I’m reading In Bed with a Highlander by Maya Banks. This was the other pick for me from my friend Holly for our summer reading challenge and I have two more books to read from that before school starts to finish up that challenge. So far, I’m really enjoying this book. Ewan and Mairin are great and I’m definitely going to be reading the other books in this series. I’m fully committed to this series already.

What I Read

All the Way by Kristen Proby | 3 out of 5
Under Control by Shannon Stacey | 4 out of 5
The Governess Game by Tessa Dare | 4.75 out of 5
The Breakup by Erin McCarthy | 3 out of 5

All the Way and The Breakup weren’t as good as I hoped they would be, at least for me but I did love the hell out of The Governess Game and Under Control. I can’t wait to see what this week in books awaits me.

What I Reviewed

The Meg (2018) | 4.25 out of 5
Two Weeks Notice by Whitney G | 2.5 and 3.5 out of 5

What I Posted

The Weekly Recap (99)
Can’t Wait Wednesday: The Sweetest Thing by Judith McNaught

What I Got

Wanderlust by Lauren Blakely
The Duke Buys a Bride by Sophie Jordan
A Girl Like Her by Talia Hibbert
My Best Friend’s Ex by Hazel Kelly
Friends with Benefits by Hazel Kelly
The Wild Heir by Karina Halle
Red Card by Carrie Aarons
The Upside of Falling by Meghan Quinn
The Downside of Love by Meghan Quinn
Jock Row by Sara Ney
Office Mate by Katie Ashley
Pretty Venmon by Ella Fields

What I Got for Review

The One You Fight For by Roni Loren

What Made Me Laugh

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


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8 responses to “The Weekly Recap (100)

  1. Ohmigosh! I’m so glad that Chase is ok! Scary.

    Also, I sure hope you love In Bed with a Highlander. That whole series = <3 <3

    • Rowena

      Thanks, Lori! Chase is doing fine but what a week he’s had. He got ran over on Thursday and today he was sent home because there’s an active shooter running around Torrance, near the school so instead of staying at school, my brother brought him home and they’re kind of locked in the house until we get the all clear that the shooter has been caught. SMH, the world we live in. How scary! I’m just glad that the kids aren’t alone and that my brother is home.

      I’m really enjoying In Bed with a Highlander, Holly picked some great reads for me!

    • Rowena

      Right? That’s exactly what I thought but Chase said that the sun was already down so maybe it was hard to see but honestly, she didn’t even stop to check to make sure she was in the clear, she just kept right on going and I was already in the street so I couldn’t stop either. How scary!

      I listened to an entire book in one day at work and Richard Armitage was the narrator for the hero and OMG, *swoon*. I want to listen to all of the books he reads. He’s so good!

    • Rowena

      LOL, I tried really hard to follow what was going on and to give it a real shot but meh. I don’t think so. Yes, watch To All the Boys all the time. I do. 🙂

  2. You’re gonna be listening to Kulti!!! I loved that book, I’m keeping my fingers crossed you like it now. I keep having the urge to reread even though it’s so long because I loved it so much!

    Sorry to hear your nephew got hit on his bike, how awful! Glad he came out with minor scratches. I think sometimes people say they didn’t spot him but I think far too many drivers seem to completely block out folks on bikes and I honestly don’t know how.

    So many new books on here as well! I hope you enjoy all of them and hope you have a good week.

    • Rowena

      I do like Kulti so you’re good. 🙂

      Yeah, my boss rides his bike to work at least 3 times a week and he comes in fairly often telling us that he almost got ran over again. It really sucks.

      Thanks, I hope I enjoy them too. Lots to look forward to.

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