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 ReadingAmerica'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
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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.
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
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
What Made Me Laugh