Publisher: Loveswept

The Wednesday Post (8)

Posted February 20, 2019 by Rowena in Books, Features | 8 Comments

Can’t Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tessa over at Wishful Endings and it was based on Waiting on Wednesday that was hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme that is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words.

I decided that I’m going to do a mashup of the Can’t Wait Wednesday and WWW Wednesday posts here on my blog. I’m bringing them together and calling it The Wednesday Post. Here’s what I’m up to this week.

WWW Wednesday

What did you recently finish reading?

Only a Breath Apart by Katie McGarry

This book hit me right in my feels with every page I read. My emotions were involved right from the jump and though the book was a bit slow in the beginning, I was still invested in the characters. Jesse and Scarlett didn’t have an easy time of it and when they come out on the other side, I was thrilled for them both. McGarry did a great job telling their stories.

What are you currently reading?

Bad Bachelor (Bad Bachelors #1) by Stefanie London

I’m finally jumping into this series and though I didn’t get any reading in yesterday, I’m hoping to get that switched around today. Wish me luck.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Bad Reputation (Bad Bachelors #2) by Stefanie London

I’ll be reading this entire series so that I can get my review ready before release day next week. Wish me luck!

Can’t Wait Wednesday
The Wednesday Post (8)Then Came You by Kate Meader
Series: Laws of Attraction #3
Published by Random House, Loveswept on May 7, 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Format: eBook
Source: Publisher
Add It: Goodreads

In the courtroom, they’re rivals. In the bedroom, they’re . . . divorced. But could the road trip from hell lead to a second chance at love?

Aubrey Gates is the hottest divorce lawyer in Chicago, a barb-tongued stiletto with legs that go on for miles. When her cool gray eyes meet mine across the battlefield, I want her like I’ve never wanted anyone or anything. Then I remember who she is: the woman who brought me to my knees. The woman who destroyed my faith in relationships.

The woman I used to call . . . wife.

And she needs a favor from me, Grant Lincoln.

It seems my ex forgot to mention the demise of our marriage to her dear old grammie, and now we’re both expected to attend her ninetieth birthday party. In Boston. And because it isn’t already awkward enough, Aubrey and I are driving there together from Chicago. That’s more than a thousand miles of tension, heartbreak, and barely concealed lust.

A little piece of paper might say we’re over, but this road trip is the true test. I intend to get my wife back . . . and I won’t stop until “I do.”

Grant and Aubrey. I’m looking forward to reading their story in full. I want to know what really happened between these two and I am itching to see them find their way back together again. I can’t wait.

So, what are you reading this week? Anything good? Anything that you want to rant about?
Are you looking forward to Then Came You? What other books are you looking forward to releasing this year?


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The Wednesday Post (5)

Posted January 30, 2019 by Rowena in Books, Features | 4 Comments

So I’ve been playing around with things that I want to do on this blog and I’ve been wanting to do a mid-week check in so that I can chat about the books that I’m reading that week. What’s working for me and what’s not but I also want to keep a running list of books that I cannot wait to get my greedy little hands on. I decided that I’m going to do a mashup of the Can’t Wait Wednesday and WWW Wednesday posts here on my blog.

Can’t Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tessa over at Wishful Endings and it was based on Waiting on Wednesday that was hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme that is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words.

WWW Wednesday

It’s been a pretty tame reading week so far but if I’m to make my numbers, I really need to challenge myself to get some reading done so here’s where I’m at so far this week.

What did you recently finish reading?

Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss by Kasie West

I finished this book the other day and thought it was pretty cute though a bit slow at times. I think this is the first time that I’ve felt a bit bored with a Kasie West, it surprised me.

What are you currently reading?

The Scoundrel in Her Bed (Sins of All Season #3) by Lorraine Heath

I’m reading Finn and Lady Lavinia’s book right now and it’s just as great as I knew it would be. Lorraine Heath never steers me wrong. She’s one of my keeper authors for a reason. She’s damn good at her job.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Devil’s Daughter (The Ravenels #5) by Lisa Kleypas

I got an eARC of this one last week and I’ve been super excited about that because I don’t do ARCs anymore and I didn’t think there were going to be any eARCs since Avon has been pretty choosey about Lisa Kleypas releases but I’m thrilled to have this one to read next. I can’t wait!

Can’t Wait Wednesday
The Wednesday Post (5)Then Came You by Kate Meader
Series: Laws of Attraction #3
Published by Random House, Loveswept on May 7, 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Point of View: Alternating First Person
Format: eBook
Add It: Goodreads

In the courtroom, they’re rivals. In the bedroom, they’re . . . divorced. But could the road trip from hell lead to a second chance at love?

Aubrey Gates is the hottest divorce lawyer in Chicago, a barb-tongued stiletto with legs that go on for miles. When her cool gray eyes meet mine across the battlefield, I want her like I’ve never wanted anyone or anything. Then I remember who she is: the woman who brought me to my knees. The woman who destroyed my faith in relationships.

The woman I used to call . . . wife.

And she needs a favor from me, Grant Lincoln.

It seems my ex forgot to mention the demise of our marriage to her dear old grammie, and now we’re both expected to attend her ninetieth birthday party. In Boston. And because it isn’t already awkward enough, Aubrey and I are driving there together from Chicago. That’s more than a thousand miles of tension, heartbreak, and barely concealed lust.

A little piece of paper might say we’re over, but this road trip is the true test. I intend to get my wife back . . . and I won’t stop until “I do.”

We’ve been teased with Grant and Aubrey’s relationship since book 1 of this series. I cannot wait to finally see all the chemistry that sizzles between these two front and center. I just know it’s going to be good.

So, what are you reading this week? Anything good? Anything that you want to rant about?
Are you looking forward to Then Came You? What other books are you looking forward to releasing this year?


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The Weekly Recap (104)

Posted September 24, 2018 by Rowena in Books, Features | 8 Comments

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 Reading
The Weekly Recap (104)America'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
Pages: 210
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
Add It: Goodreads

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.

Book Boyfriend

Morgan MacKinnon
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

The Weekly Recap (103)
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

The Other Miss Bridgerton (Rokesbys #3) by Julia Quinn

What Made Me Laugh

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


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