Brenna is playing in a pre-season fall league with her high school basketball team and she played two games this past weekend. Her second game was one of those made for movies games. You know, the games that are physically and emotionally draining because the other team is playing aggressive and low key dirty but you’re not getting any calls so you have to fight for your teammates and for points. We went toe to toe for every minute of the game and were down with under a minute left in regulation when my niece shoots and makes two clutch free throws that take us into overtime. In overtime, we’re still trading baskets and with 1.6 seconds left in OT, we’re down by 2 and the youngest girl on our team brings the ball up the court and shoots a beautiful three-pointer with time winding down and MAKES IT! We won!! We were celebrating like we won the Super Bowl and not just some measly fall league game. It was great! To that jerk that kept screaming, “And one” after every defensive stop we got, suck on that!
We also got Bren’s senior portrait proofs back and I would share them on the blog but there are big ol’ COPYRIGHT PROTECTED marks all over them and I’m not trying to have Lifetouch sue my ass for sharing so you’ll just have to take my word for it, they came out great! 🙂
Something else that happened this week that kind of freaked me out was my nephew was walking home from work earlier this week and some guy ran up on him and stabbed him three times! He’s doing okay, had surgery and is on the mend so thank goodness for that.
The latest novel in the series with the “sexiest, baddest, hottest”* outlaws around, from the New York Times bestselling author of Claimed.
In the latest novel in the series with the “sexiest, baddest, hottest”* outlaws around, one woman must choose between the two men who want to claim her…
…Or does she?
Despite his magnetic personality, Rylan can’t seem to seduce Reese, the deadly leader of their town of outlaws. Winning her over is a welcome challenge, but her indifference isn’t the only thing standing in his way. If he wants Reese, Rylan must also win over Sloan, her stoic protector…
Sloan has always loved Reese, but their painful past has stolen his chances of a future with her. Rylan’s interest in Reese only intensifies the tension—until Sloan begins to wonder if the reckless man might be the one person who can bridge the distance…
The last time Reese fell for the wrong man, she had no choice but to kill him. Now, she desperately wants to take what both Rylan and Sloan are offering. But if she makes the wrong call again, she risks losing them both.
I read the first chapter of this book last week and then I realized that I only had one week to read and get my discussion prepared for my book club meeting today so I put it down to get down to business on that and then Twisted Palace by Erin Watt came out so I had to jump on getting that read and then I got Someone Like You by Lauren Layne for review and there was no way in hell I was going to put anyone else before Lincoln Mathis so that happened. I read that entire book yesterday and so sometime today, I’m going to finally be reading this book.
Keepsake (True North #3) by Sarina Bowen | 4.5 out of 5
Shadow Rider (Shadows #1) by Christine Feehan | 2.5 out of 5
Twisted Palace (Royals #3) by Erin Watt | 2.5 out of 5
Someone Like You (Oxford #3) by Lauren Layne | 4.75 out of 5
Book Boyfriend of the Week
Lincoln Mathis from Someone Like You (Oxford #3) by Lauren Layne.
You’ll have to take my word for it. This guy is probably my favorite hero that I’ve read this entire year. Lauren Layne just keeps right on impressing the socks right off of me with each book she comes out with. I knew that I was going to adore Lincoln but I wasn’t prepared for how much I was going to enjoy getting to know him.
I’m still not over his story and I don’t think I will be any time soon. He was just….everything. I freaking love him to pieces. Boy do you guys have so much to look forward to. Fans of this series, this author and just romance in general will love this book. I promise!
This was me the entire time I was reading this book:
Gah, so freaking good.
The Boy is Back (Boys #4) by Meg Cabot | 4 out of 5
To Love and To Cherish (Wedding Belles #3) by Lauren Layne | 4.5 out of 5
Addicted (Outlaws #2) by Elle Kennedy | 3.5 out of 5
Results May Vary by Bethany Chase | 4 out of 5
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There you have it, my week in books. How did your week go?