Publisher: Avon

The Weekly Recap (103)

Posted September 17, 2018 by Rowena in Books, Features | 8 Comments

So this week was a pretty quiet week. I stuck close to home and didn’t really do much outside of my normal routine and then my sister Delene went out of town for the weekend and I was left in charge of her kids.

I’m the Aunt that lets the kids do whatever they want so when Luke and Brookey wanted to film a YouTube video, I shook my head a little, rolled my eyes a little more and then helped them make that happen. Brenna and Jenna were on board with this whole thing so they set it all up. Made them a background, got their challenge food prepared and even practiced lines with both kids. Yeah, I’m rolling my eyes too. They were really into this whole thing. Makenna was cleaning up our mess and making lunch, she was also in charge of the music and let me tell you, she’s the worst music director for a kid’s video because she had the most inappropriate twerking music on in the background. AND LUKE AND BROOKEY LOVED IT!

So they wanted to do a “What’s in my Mouth Challenge” video where their assistants Brenna and Jenna feed them food while they’re blindfolded and they had to guess what they were eating. All was going well until Jenna fed Luke some cheese and Luke started gagging and then threw up. We had to stop production because the cameraman (me) almost peed in her pants from laughing so much. Excuse the picture to the right, that’s right before Luke puked and it’s a screenshot from the video. It’s two days later and I’m still laughing my ass off.

As soon as we finish editing the video and if we can get Luke’s Mom to let us post it on YouTube, I’ll let you guys know. Needless to say, Luke’s Mom yelled at us to stop letting Luke do stupid things. LOL. Also? Their YouTube channel name is LPGameMaster and B-Dub, Hahahahahahaha. These freaking kids.

Now, onto the books…

What I’m Currently Reading
The Weekly Recap (103)The Duke Buys a Bride by Sophie Jordan
Series: The Rogue Files #3
Also in this series: The Duke Buys a Bride
Published by Harper Collins, Avon on July 24, 2018
Genres: Historical, Romance
Point of View: Alternating Third Person
Pages: 368
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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A bride wasn’t in his plans . . .

The last thing Marcus, the Duke of Autenberry, expects to see after sleeping off a night’s drunken shenanigans is a woman being auctioned in the village square. Before he can think about the ramifications, he buys her, thinking he’s winning the girl her freedom. Instead, he discovers he’s bought a wife.

A duke wasn’t in hers . . .

Alyse Bell is almost rid of the shackles that bound her in a name-only marriage, but the day her friend promised to purchase her in a wife auction, he vanishes, leaving her to face a mob of unsavory bachelors intent on owning her body and soul. But the appearance of a wicked, wealthy stranger changes her path forever.

The road to ruin . . .

Marcus doesn’t know what to do with the impertinent chit who clearly isn’t duchess material! Insisting their marriage isn’t legitimate, they leave for his estate in Scotland, hoping to devise a plan to get rid of each other. However, on a journey fraught with misadventure, their attraction grows and Marcus realizes he’ll do anything to keep this fiery woman for his own.

I didn’t get any reading done this weekend because I was busy doing absolutely nothing but hang with the kids watching movies so I need to get this book read this week because I have to prepare our book club discussion and game for our meeting next week Monday. Wish me luck. I’ve only read part of Chapter 1 and the hero just woke up in a pile of horse shit so…okay then.

What I Read

Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan (Audiobook) | 2.75 out of 5
Long Shot by Kennedy Ryan (eBook) | 4.75 out of 5
Block Shot by Kennedy Ryan (eBook) | 4 out of 5
Seduction of a Highland Lass by Maya Banks (Audiobook) | 4.5 out of 5

I loved both Long Shot and Seduction of a Highland Lass so those are my favorite reads of the week. I really enjoyed Block Shot too but Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe was slow and low key boring to me so that gets my least favorite read of the week.

Book Boyfriend

August West
Long Shot by Kennedy Ryan

What I Reviewed


Kulti by Mariana Zapata | 4.25 & 5 out of 5
The Lion’s Lady by Julie Garwood | 4.25 out of 5
In Bed with a Highlander by Maya Banks | 4 out of 5
All the Way by Kristen Proby | 2.5 out of 5
A Lady’s Guide to Improper Behavior by Suzanne Enoch | 4.5 out of 5
The Other Side of Lost by Jessi Kirby | 4.25 out of 5
Untamed by Pamela Clare | 4 out of 5

What I Posted

The Weekly Recap (102)
Can’t Wait Wednesday: Ache for You by J.T. Geissinger
Book Boyfriend: August West in Long Shot by Kennedy Ryan

What I Got

Dearest Clementine by Lex Martin
Finding Dandelion by Lex Martin
Kissing Madeline by Lex Martin
Seduction of a Highland Lass by Maya Banks

What I Got for Review

Nothing.

What Made Me Laugh

There you have it, my week in review. How was your week?


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Can’t Wait Wednesday: The Other Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

Posted September 5, 2018 by Rowena in Features | 6 Comments

Can’t Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings and it was based on the meme Waiting on Wednesday that was hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Can’t Wait Wednesday: The Other Miss Bridgerton by Julia QuinnThe Other Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
Series: Rokesbys #3
Published by Harper Collins, Avon on November 20, 2018
Genres: Historical, Romance
Pages: 384
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She was in the wrong place...

Fiercely independent and adventurous, Poppy Bridgerton will only wed a suitor whose keen intellect and interests match her own. Sadly, none of the fools from her London season qualify. While visiting a friend on the Dorset coast, Poppy is pleasantly surprised to discover a smugglers' hideaway tucked inside a cave. But her delight turns to dismay when two pirates kidnap her and take her aboard a ship, leaving her bound and gagged on the captain's bed…

He found her at the wrong time...

Known to society as a rascal and reckless privateer, Captain Andrew James Rokesby actually transports essential goods and documents for the British government. Setting sail on a time-sensitive voyage to Portugal, he's stunned to find a woman waiting for him in his cabin. Surely, his imagination is getting the better of him. But no, she is very real—and his duty to the Crown means he's stuck with her.

Can two wrongs make the most perfect right?

When Andrew learns that she is a Bridgerton, he knows he will likely have to wed her to avert a scandal—though Poppy has no idea that he is the son of an earl and neighbor to her aristocratic cousins in Kent. On the high seas, their war of words soon gives way to an intoxicating passion. But when Andrew's secret is revealed, will his declaration of love be enough to capture her heart…?

We’re getting another Rokesby book and I am so here for it. I’ve been looking forward to reading Andrew’s book, to get to know the missing Rokesby from the series so far and can I just ask, how many damn Bridgertons are there? After reading the summary of this book, I’m excited. A kidnapped heroine, pirates? Yesssssss!!!

This book comes out on November 20th so we have a little bit of a wait so I’m over here looking like this:

If you haven’t read the other books in this series, you should because I’m really enjoying this series and Julia Quinn is a boss when it comes to historical romance. You can read my reviews here and here.

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The Other Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
Releases on November 20, 2018
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Rokesbys Series


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Can’t Wait Wednesday: Hot Winter Nights by Jill Shalvis

Posted August 8, 2018 by Rowena in Features | 10 Comments

Can’t Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings and it was based on the meme Waiting on Wednesday that was hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Can’t Wait Wednesday: Hot Winter Nights by Jill ShalvisHot Winter Nights by Jill Shalvis
Series: Heartbreaker Bay #6
Published by Harper Collins, Avon on September 25, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Point of View: Third Person
Pages: 384
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Who needs mistletoe?

Most people wouldn't think of a bad Santa case as the perfect Christmas gift. Then again, Molly Malone, office manager at Hunt Investigations, isn't most people, and she could really use a distraction from the fantasies she's been having since spending the night with her very secret crush, Lucas Knight. Nothing happened, not that Lucas knows that--but Molly just wants to enjoy being a little naughty for once . . .

Whiskey and pain meds for almost-healed bullet wounds don't mix. Lucas needs to remember that next time he's shot on the job, which may be sooner rather than later if Molly's brother, Joe, finds out about them. Lucas can't believe he's drawing a blank on his (supposedly) passionate tryst with Molly, who's the hottest, smartest, strongest woman he's ever known. Strong enough to kick his butt if she discovers he's been assigned to babysit her on her first case. And hot enough to melt his cold heart this Christmas.

Jill Shalvis has been on my go-to list for a long time. Throughout her entire Lucky Harbor series, I loved book after book after book in that series and that hasn’t changed much in this series. The Heartbreaker Bay series is shaping up to be a fun one with fabulous characters and a little community that will charm the socks right off of you.

Hot Winter Nights is the sixth book in that series and it features an older brother’s friend trope that I’m a sucker for. I cannot wait for Lucas and Molly’s story to come out because I’m sure that Shalvis will deliver another fabulous romance. Gah, I can’t wait for this book to come out.

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Hot Winter Nights (Heartbreaker Bay #6) by Jill Shalvis
Releases on September 25, 2018
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