The Weekly Recap (104)

Posted September 24, 2018 by Rowena in Books, Features | 8 Comments

This week was a pretty slow week where I did nothing noteworthy, except reading that is. I had a doctor’s appointment so there was a lot of poking and prodding and that wasn’t fun so I stuck close to home and went to my happy place (books). So I read and even listened to a book at home. I also found out that Caiden is coming down for Halloween in a few weeks and I am over the moon at that news. Any excuse to see that little boy makes me happy.

Tonight is book club so I’ll be busy getting my discussion and game together so that we can have more book club fun. I spoil my book club so much. Ha!

Now, onto the books…

What I’m Currently Reading
The Weekly Recap (104)America's Sweetheart by Jessica Lemmon
Series: Real Love #5
Published by Random House, Loveswept on October 2, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Point of View: Alternating First Person
Pages: 210
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
Add It: Goodreads

Old flames burn bright. When a disgraced starlet returns home to lick her wounds, she discovers that her high school sweetheart is just as tempting as ever.

“No one writes big-hearted bad boys like Jessica Lemmon!”—New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster

Allison: When I left for California, I gave myself a new name and never looked back. Now my carefully crafted good-girl image is getting torn to shreds in the press thanks to my Oscar-winning A-hole of an ex-boyfriend. So I escape to the only safe haven I know and trust—my hometown—to take a breather while I plot my triumphant Hollywood comeback. However, when I arrive at my parents’ house, Jackson Burke answers the door instead. And suddenly the past comes rushing back. . . .

Jackson: First kiss. First time. First love. Yep, Allison Murphy and I shared a lot of firsts back in the day. When she left, she took half my heart with her. Now she’s back in town, and even though I swore I’d keep my distance, her parents hired me to remodel their house, and I’m going to finish the job. But one hot kiss later, suddenly the press is calling us the next big celebrity couple. Sure, I’ll play the part, for Allison’s sake—but I refuse to let her close enough to break my heart all over again. . . .

After a week off from my review pile, I am back at it with America’s Sweetheart. I only have two October ARC’s that I need to read and review so I’m going to knock those out so that I can jump back into Patricia Brigg’s backlist. Thanks to my friend Holly, I’m all about all things Patricia Briggs again so I want to knock those books out. I need to know all of the Mercy Thompson things.

What I Read


The Duke Buys a Bride (The Rogue Files #3) by Sophie Jordan | 3 out of 5
Dead Heat (Alpha & Omega #4) by Patricia Briggs | 5 out of 5
Dearest Clementine (Dearest #1) by Lex Martin | 3.5 out of 5
The Gift (Crown’s Spies #4) by Julie Garwood | 4 out of 5
Finding Dandelion (Dearest #2) by Lex Martin | 3.75 out of 5
Hot Dad by Whitley Cox | 1 out of 5
Burn Bright (Alpha & Omega #5) by Patricia Briggs | 4 out of 5

My favorite read of the week is hands down, Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs. I adored that book from beginning to end. Charles and Anna are couples goals. I just adore the way that they are with each other, the love that they have for each other and Charles? Gah, I freaking love the hell out of him. Gah, he’s just the bomb all around.

My least favorite book was Hot Dad by Whitley Cox. What a disappointment that book turned out to be. It started off well but the more I read, the more downhill the story went. I don’t think that the writing style is for me.

Book Boyfriend

Morgan MacKinnon
Untamed by Pamela Clare

What I Reviewed

Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren | 5 out of 5
Beyond the Night (The Heroes of New Vegas #1) by Joss Ware | 4 out of 5
Sierra Burgess is a Loser (2018) | 1 out of 5
For the Dukes Eyes Only (School for Dukes #2) by Lenora Bell | 4.25 out of 5
Guardian Angel (Crown’s Spies #2) by Julie Garwood | 4.25 out of 5
When a Duke Loves a Woman (Sins for All Seasons #2) by Lorraine Heath | 4.5 out of 5

What I Posted

The Weekly Recap (103)
Can’t Wait Wednesday: My Favorite Half Night Stand by Christina Lauren
Book Boyfriend: Morgan MacKinnon from Untamed by Pamela Clare

What I Got

Play On (Play On #1) by Samantha Young
Butterface (The Hartigans #1) by Avery Flynn
Rebel Hard (Hard Play #2) by Nalini Singh
As Dust Dances (Play On #2) by Samantha Young
Dirty Headlines by LJ Shen
P.S. I Miss You (P.S. #2) by Winter Renshaw
I Dare You (The Hook Up #1) by Ilsa Madden-Mills
#Moonstruck (#Lovestruck #2) by Sariah Wilson

What I Got for Review

The Other Miss Bridgerton (Rokesbys #3) by Julia Quinn

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 (104)

  1. hehe loved KERMIT!! No answering private numbers is smart.

    I am glad you enjoyed For The Duke’s Eyes Only….not my favorite from Bell but very enjoyable. The covers for Play On and As Dust Dances….so pretty!!

    Hope you have fun at your book club tonight darling.

    • Kermit is the best! I love him with his tea and now I love him sitting at his desk, minding his own business. Haha.

      Yeah, same here. For the Duke’s Eyes Only was fun and I loved Indy’s passion and drive but I enjoyed other books of hers a little more. I’m looking forward to reading those Samantha Young books but have no idea when I’ll get around to it since I’ve got books lined up already. Wish me luck!

      Thanks, I’m sure it’ll be a good time tonight. We have a new member coming through so we’re growing!

  2. Poking and prodding does sound like fun. I’m glad you had the company of books to go to your happy place. I’m so excited for you about Caden coming to visit you! You’ll have tons of fun! 🙂
    I think after I catch up with Kate Daniels, I would like to read the Patricia Briggs series. It honestly sounds right up my alley!
    Ooh you got Play On and As Dust Dances! I really enjoyed both books so I have my fingers crossed that you enjoy them too. And you are going to absolutely love Rebel Hard! I can’t wait for you to meet Raj.
    I hope you have a good week ahead, Rowena! <3

    • Yay, I’m glad that you enjoyed Rebel Hard because I’m pretty anxious to get that one read and reviewed already. I’m going to read it this coming week.

      I’m super happy that Caiden will be here for Halloween. We have a Halloween party at our house every year and this will be Caiden’s first time joining the party. We’re going to have so much fun!

      I hope your week is treating you well, Nick!

  3. Boo poking and prodding at the doctors but yay for Caiden coming for Halloween! That’s totally awesome for you. And you read so many books! I seriously want to start up my Patricia Briggs reading again from seeing your books and can I say I <3 Anna and Charles. I think I might have them as one of my favourite couples because they are so awesome together. I want to reread their books so bad now because they are complete couple goals. I had plans to read arcs and books on my backlist and now I just want to reread all the Patricia Briggs. Why do you do this to me?!

    • I’m such a big baby when it comes to needles so last week I had to get two shots and I had to go home and lay down because instead of closing my eyes while they did their thing, I watched them administer the shot and it was all bad. My poor best friend had to come and drive me to do my blood work because I was being such a scaredy cat.

      🙂 for Caiden!

      I have so many Patricia Briggs books to read and I’m going to read them. I can’t wait. As soon as I knock out my October review books, I’m going to jump into Iron Kissed. I’m hearing such great things about that book so I’m pretty anxious to get to it already. What are you favorite PB books?

      YESSSSSS, Charles and Anna are complete couples goals! The way that they just do what they know needs to be done to make things easier for each other and the way that they care about each other? Freaking great. So stinkin’ good! I heart Charles so much!

      Sorry boo, but I’m not sorry at all…haha.

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