The Weekly Recap (112)

Posted November 26, 2018 by Rowena in Books, Features | 2 Comments

I had a really busy week with family activities, family in town for Thanksgiving, and work obligations but I survived and all is well. We celebrated birthdays (mine included), we played fugitive (which is the most fun I’ve had playing a game in such a long time), there was karaoke, surrey rides, rollerskating and just a whole lot of family togetherness this week and I loved every minute. I’m also completely exhausted and ready to get back to my boring life, haha. Here’s our birthday green wall picture for Ahbrey, myself and my nephew Markus (Caiden’s Dad). I had some alone time with Caiden this week and that was probably the highlight of my week. There’s so many of us that it’s hard to always get to spend time with him because normally, he’s annoyed that everyone was to hug him and hold him and the little guy just wants to be left alone but on Friday night, I was able to hang out with him while everyone else went and did things and it was great. After he played in the bath for the longest time ever, we watched Tarzan and snuggled until everyone came home and he fell asleep. He’ll be here in L.A. until Thursday so I’m glad that I’ll get some more time with the little guy. He’s such a cutie!! Now, onto the books…
What I’m Currently Reading
The Weekly Recap (112)My Favorite Half-Night Stand
by Christina Lauren
Published by Simon & Schuster, Gallery Books on December 4, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 400
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher, NetGalley
Add It: Goodreads

By the New York Times bestselling author who “hilariously depicts modern dating” (Us Weekly), My Favorite Half-Night Stand is a laugh-out-loud romp through online dating and its many, many fails.

Millie Morris has always been one of the guys. A UC Santa Barbara professor, she’s a female-serial-killer expert who’s quick with a deflection joke and terrible at getting personal. And she, just like her four best guy friends and fellow professors, is perma-single.

So when a routine university function turns into a black tie gala, Mille and her circle make a pact that they’ll join an online dating service to find plus-ones for the event. There’s only one hitch: after making the pact, Millie and one of the guys, Reid Campbell, secretly spend the sexiest half-night of their lives together, but mutually decide the friendship would be better off strictly platonic.

But online dating isn’t for the faint of heart. While the guys are inundated with quality matches and potential dates, Millie’s first profile attempt garners nothing but dick pics and creepers. Enter “Catherine”—Millie’s fictional profile persona, in whose make-believe shoes she can be more vulnerable than she’s ever been in person. Soon “Catherine” and Reid strike up a digital pen-pal-ship...but Millie can’t resist temptation in real life, either. Soon, Millie will have to face her worst fear—intimacy—or risk losing her best friend, forever.

Perfect for fans of Roxanne and She’s the Man, Christina Lauren’s latest romantic comedy is full of mistaken identities, hijinks, and a classic love story with a modern twist. Funny and fresh, you’ll want to swipe right on My Favorite Half-Night Stand.

I really need to pick up my reading again because I can’t be taking weeks off of regular reading if I’m going to stay on top of my reading goals and review pile. I’m going to pick this book up today and hopefully like it. Wish me luck! 🙂
What I Read
Save the Date by Carrie Aarons | 2 out of 5
I’ve been wanting to read this book for ages now and finally got around to trying out this author last week. This book was a bit of a snoozefest for me. I mean, it does pick up but I didn’t exactly enjoy this book. The heroine pissed me off and so did the hero. The heroine’s reasons for not wanting to get married didn’t make sense, her personality was trash and the hero basically forces the heroine to be his woman. Sure, they’re best friends but ehhh, I just didn’t really enjoy this one. I did like the heroine’s sister and her little storyline. But that’s pretty much it. Meh.
Book Boyfriend
Adam Hauptman Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs
What I Reviewed
Highlander Most Wanted (Montgomery’s & Armstrongs #2) by Maya Banks | 3.25 out of 5 The Other Miss Bridgerton (The Rokesbys #3) by Julia Quinn 4.25 out of 5 Sleepover by Serena Bell | 4 out of 5
What I Posted
The Weekly Recap (111) Can’t Wait Wednesday: Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss by Kasie West Book Boyfriend: Adam Hauptman from Bones Crossed by Patricia Briggs
What I Got
Muffin Top (The Hartleys #2) by Avery Flynn The Assist (Smart Jocks #1) by Rebecca Jenshak A Nordic King by Karina Halle
What I Got for Review
Fumbled (Playbook #2) by Alexa Martin The Key to Happily Ever After by Tif Marcelo Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills
What Made Me Laugh
There you have it, my week in review. How was your week?

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2 responses to “The Weekly Recap (112)

  1. I love how close to your family you are! Love that photo. I’m glad your Thanksgiving went well even though it was a busy one. Glad you got one-on-one time with lil Caiden especially!
    I’ve been seeing Muffin Top EVERYWHERE, so I’m really curious about it. I’ll keep an eye out for your review!

    • Hey you! I miss you, I feel like I haven’t seen you around as much lately so you must be busy. I hope all is well and that you’re reading all of the books! 🙂

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