This last week was for ordering a new bed for myself and then spring cleaning (I guess it’s summer cleaning) the shit out of my bedroom to get it ready for my new bed’s delivery. I cleaned out my closet, washed down my walls, dusted the shit out of everything and moved my room around, cleaned the carpets and everything. No stone was left unturned and by the time the weekend came, I was exhausted. I still have things to get rid of and things to clean out but I made a lot of progress and I’m super happy with my efforts.
Instead of losing myself in the books I wanted to read, I lost myself in movies and then 13 Reasons Why. The weekend came and went and I barely left my now cleaner than it’s ever been room.
Now, onto the books…
What I’m Currently ReadingA Duke by Default
by Alyssa Cole
Series: Reluctant Royals #2
Also in this series: A Duke by Default
Published by Harper Collins, Avon on July 31, 2018
Genres: Historical, Romance
Source: Edelweiss, Publisher
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Award-winning author Alyssa Cole’s Reluctant Royals series continues with a woman on a quest to be the heroine of her own story and the duke in shining armor she rescues along the way
New York City socialite and perpetual hot mess Portia Hobbs is tired of disappointing her family, friends, and—most importantly—herself. An apprenticeship with a struggling swordmaker in Scotland is a chance to use her expertise and discover what she’s capable of. Turns out she excels at aggravating her gruff silver fox boss…when she’s not having inappropriate fantasies about his sexy Scottish burr.
Tavish McKenzie doesn’t need a rich, spoiled American telling him how to run his armory…even if she is infuriatingly good at it. Tav tries to rebuff his apprentice, and his attraction to her, but when Portia accidentally discovers that he’s the secret son of a duke, rough-around-the-edges Tav becomes her newest makeover project.
Forging metal into weapons and armor is one thing, but when desire burns out of control and the media spotlight gets too hot to bear, can a commoner turned duke and his posh apprentice find lasting love?
My plan to get this book read over the weekend went by the wayside when I binge-watched the entire second season of 13 Reasons Why. I’m mighty interested in seeing where they take that ending into the new season. I hear that we’re not going to be getting anymore Hannah and…that’s strange to me. But, there are other characters with other stories and I do find myself intrigued by those other characters. My heart went out to Zack and Justin in this last season and well, I really want more of them in the new season so fingers crossed.
Anyway, I’m starting this book today for real, for real. No, seriously…I’m going to start this book right after I finish writing this post.
What I Read
P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han (re-read) | 4.75 out of 5
Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han | 4.75 out of 5
Double Standards by Judith McNaught (re-read) | 4 out of 5
Last week was all about Lara Jean and Peter for me. I freaking loved those two and wasn’t quite ready to say goodbye to them but then I lost myself in a re-read of Double Standards by Judith McNaught and got caught up in Nick Sinclair’s world again and *sigh*, I loved it.
Book Boyfriend of the Week
P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
What I Reviewed
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han | 3.75 & 4.5 out of 5
Double Standards by Judith McNaugh | 4 out of 5
P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han | 4.75 out of 5
What I Posted
Can’t Wait Wednesday: The Good Luck Charm by Helena Hunting
What I Got
Stay by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy (I couldn’t help myself it was only $1.99 on audio so I had to get it)