Friday Five (6)

Posted March 11, 2016 by Rowena in Features | 1 Comment

Friday Five

Today’s five things are just random thoughts and recaps from the past week.

[1] First off, HAPPY BIRTHDAY HENRY! Today is my brother’s birthday and I hope he’s having an amazing day!

[2] Brenna and I had dinner with a close family friend and it was so good to catch up with her. Brenna is close with Lilo and we haven’t seen her in months because she’s got the travel bug and is always out of town. We had a nice dinner, caught up with each other and made plans to keep in better touch. We also tried the Monkey Bread Pazookie at BJ’s and holy shit, that thing is amazing!

[3] I’m a nerd. My book club is meeting on Monday and I have spent this week preparing the discussion and…I made a test. I hope everyone read the book. Haha.

[4] Work has been a drag this week, not because I’m hating my job or anything like that. There’s this one co-worker of mine that annoys the shit out of me. Her laugh makes me want to punch her throat in, her constant complaining and bitching makes me want to kick her in the cooch and just everything about her makes me see red. I can’t wait to not have to see her everyday.

[5] Sunday is Meghan’s birthday so….


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I’m so ready for this week to be done.


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Week in Books (14)

Posted March 8, 2016 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments

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I won’t say much this week but CIF Championship games were this past weekend so the teams that I wanted to lose last week played and…they lost. Hehe.

It was also Brenna’s birthday and I can’t believe that she turned 17. I have a freaking kid that is 17 years old. She is officially the age that I was when she was conceived. TMI but it’s the truth. This is me right now.

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But her birthday turn up was fun. We had great food, great company and we turned the hell up. Even us old folks. We also sang Happy Birthday to both Brenna and Pete since his birthday was the day before Bren’s. So much fun!

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Crazy kids (Kenna’s face though)…Haha. Now, on to the books.

Currently Reading


Just One Night (Sex, Love & Stilettos #3) by Lauren Layne.

In Lauren Layne’s sizzling Sex, Love & Stiletto series, New York’s hottest “sexpert” has been living a lie—and it’s up to one man to keep her honest…all night long.

Riley McKenna knows sex—good sex, bad sex, kinky sex…Her articles in Stiletto magazine are consistently the publication’s most scandalous—and the most read. But Riley has a secret…all that sexy talk? Not an ounce of it comes from personal experience. Her own bedroom escapades are more limited than even her best friends know. When her editor requests that all columnists write something more personal for Stiletto’s anniversary issue, Riley turns to the one man she’s always been able to count on and calls in the favor of a lifetime.

Sam Compton would do anything for Riley McKenna. Anything except be her experimental sex toy. He refuses her request. At least until she tells him that it’ll either be him or she’ll go to someone else. And that, Sam can’t accept. Reluctantly he agrees to her terms—one night of completely meaningless sex in the name of research. Riley thinks she’s prepared for what awaits her in Sam’s bed. After ten years of writing about sex, actually doing it shouldn’t be that different, right? So wrong. What starts as “one time only” becomes “just one more time.” And then one more. And before they know it, Riley and Sam learn first-hand that when it comes to love, there’s no such thing as just one night.

I’m really into this series. I like the characters, the dating games that are being played (surprised me since I hate games) and the romances. Steamy stuff and perfect for what I’m in the mood for. I’m loving me some Sam Compton right now. It’s really great to see these characters in their elements instead of seeing them in the background of the Oxford series. Love them!

Read

After the Kiss (Sex, Love & Stilettos #1) by Lauren Layne | 4 out of 5
Love the One You’re With (Sex, Love & Stilettos #2) by Lauren Layne | 4 out of 5

I enjoyed both books that I read this week. I’m really digging this series like I said above and I’m just zipping right through them.

Reviewed

I Wish You Were Mine (Oxford #2) by Lauren Layne
Irresistibly Yours (Oxford #1) by Lauren Layne

New Additions

Heart of Obsidian (Psy-Changeling #12) by Nalini Singh
Shield of Winter (Psy-Changeling #13) by Nalini Singh

I really want to dig back into this series and finish it out this year. I bought these two books because I didn’t have them yet. Wish me luck!

For Review

Ignite (Wildwood #1) by Karen Erickson
All Chained Up (Devils Rock #1) by Sophie Jordan

There you have it, my week in books. How did your week go?


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