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Week in Review (65)

Posted September 18, 2017 by Rowena in Features | 4 Comments

It’s amazing how relaxing my weeks have gotten with my kid not playing high school sports. Sure, she’s playing basketball at the community college but her schedule is nowhere near as hectic as her high school schedule was.

I spent the week catching up on the shows that I neglected because of Game of Thrones. I caught up on Shooter, Suits, and The Last Ship. I also watched a bunch of movies, too.

What I’m Currently Reading

Duke of My Heart (Season for Scandal #1) by Kelly Bowen

Scandal can be handled…

Captain Maximus Harcourt, the unconventional tenth Duke of Alderidge, can deal with tropical storms, raging seas, and the fiercest of pirates. But he’s returned home from his latest voyage to find a naked earl—quite inconveniently deceased—tied to his missing sister’s bed. And he has only one place to turn. Now he’s at the mercy of the captivating Miss Ivory Moore of Chegarre & Associates, known throughout London for smoothing over the most dire of scandals.

Miss Moore treats the crisis as though it were no more serious than a cup of spilt tea on an expensive rug. As though this sort of thing happened on the job every day. Max has never in all his life met a woman with such nerve. Her dark eyes are too wide, her mouth is too full, her cheekbones too sharp. Yet together, she’s somehow…flawless. It’s just like his love for her, imperfect, unexpected—yet absolutely true.

Every time that I went to pick this book up on my kindle, I ended up opening another book and re-reading that book instead of reading this one so I never started this one. For realsy this time, I’m starting this book tonight.

I’m in the mood for a good office romance, anyone know of anything that I try after I finish this book?

 

What I Read

The Wedding (Laird’s Fiancee’s #2) by Julie Garwood (re-read) | 4.75 out of 5
The Prize by Julie Garwood (re-read) | 4.75 out of 5

I loved both of these books. So freaking much.

What I Reviewed

9/11: The Final Score (Play by Play #13) by Jaci Burton | 4 out of 5
9/13: Acheron (Dark Hunters #12) by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Retro-Review) | 5 out of 5
9/14: Clean Sweep (Innkeepers Chronicles #1) by Ilona Andrews (Joint review with Holly) | 4 out of 5

What I Posted

9/11: Week in Review (64)
9/14: Monthly Recap: August 2017
9/15: Eye Candy Friday: Henry Pembrook from Royally Matched by Emma Chase
9/15: What Are You Reading? (395)
9/16: WTF Cover Saturday (226)
9/17: Sunday Spotlight: Temporary by Sarina Bowen & Sarah Mayberry

What I Got

One Day by Samantha Young
The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout

What I Got for Review

Wrong to Need You (Forbidden Hearts #2) by Alisha Rai

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


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Week in Review (64)

Posted September 11, 2017 by Rowena in Features | 1 Comment

I’ve been working on book related things last week and that cut into my blogging time for this blog. I meant to do things for this blog but time got away from me so I’m hoping to get that situated for this week.

What I’m Currently Reading

Duke of My Heart (Season for Scandal #1) by Kelly Bowen.

Scandal can be handled…

Captain Maximus Harcourt, the unconventional tenth Duke of Alderidge, can deal with tropical storms, raging seas, and the fiercest of pirates. But he’s returned home from his latest voyage to find a naked earl—quite inconveniently deceased—tied to his missing sister’s bed. And he has only one place to turn. Now he’s at the mercy of the captivating Miss Ivory Moore of Chegarre & Associates, known throughout London for smoothing over the most dire of scandals.

Miss Moore treats the crisis as though it were no more serious than a cup of spilt tea on an expensive rug. As though this sort of thing happened on the job every day. Max has never in all his life met a woman with such nerve. Her dark eyes are too wide, her mouth is too full, her cheekbones too sharp. Yet together, she’s somehow…flawless. It’s just like his love for her, imperfect, unexpected—yet absolutely true.

I’m finally getting around to reading the book that Ames and I will be buddy-reviewing here on the blog. We wanted to step away from our normal contemporary romances so we chose a historical romance that neither of us has read. I’ve never read anything by Kelly Bowen but I’m looking forward to jumping into this one since the blurb has piqued my interest.

Has anyone read a Kelly Bowen book before? Has anyone read this book before?

What I Read

If There’s No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout | 4 out of 5
Chasing Christmas Eve (Heartbreaker Bay #4) by Jill Shalvis | 4 out of 5
A Lot Like Love (FBI/US Attorney’s #2) by Julie James (re-read) | 4.5 out of 5

What I Reviewed

The Final Score (Play by Play #13) by Jaci Burton
Gentlemen Prefer Heiresses (Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James #4.5) by Lorraine Heath
Arm Candy (Real Love #2) by Jessica Lemmon

What I Posted

9/06: Cover Reveal: Hot Stuff by Kim Karr
9/06: Books to Binge On: September 2017
9/07: Cover Reveal: Forget You, Ethan by Whitney G.
9/07: Monthly Reads: August 2017
9/08: What Are You Reading? (394)
9/09: WTF Cover Saturday (225)
9/10: Sunday Spotlight: The Final Score by Jaci Burton

What I Got

Nothing. At least I don’t remember getting anything.

What I Got for Review

Roomies by Christina Lauren
Love, Life & the List by Kasie West

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


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Week in Review (63)

Posted September 4, 2017 by Rowena in Features | 1 Comment

Ugh, this was supposed to go up yesterday but I completely forgot to schedule it so you guys are getting this a day later than normal. I hope all of my American friends enjoyed their Labor Day and everyone else enjoyed their Monday. 🙂

Brenna’s got her first week of college down and so far, she’s doing well. She’s adjusting to her new schedule, she’s got all of the classes she needs to play basketball so we’re happy…for now.

Aside from Brenna starting school, this week we have my great-nephew Caiden in town and I have enjoyed spending all of my free time with him. He’s the cutest baby! His parents flew down this weekend to pick him up and they’re on their way back home to Utah (boo!). It’s been a blast having him here with us and I can’t wait to see him again even though he’ll be bigger by Christmas. 🙁

What I’m Currently Reading

If There’s No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Lena Wise is always looking forward to tomorrow, especially at the start of her senior year. She’s ready to pack in as much friend time as possible, to finish college applications and to maybe let her childhood best friend Sebastian know how she really feels about him. For Lena, the upcoming year is going to be epic—one of opportunities and chances.

Until one choice, one moment, destroys everything.

Now Lena isn’t looking forward to tomorrow. Not when friend time may never be the same. Not when college applications feel all but impossible. Not when Sebastian might never forgive her for what happened.

For what she let happen.

With the guilt growing each day, Lena knows that her only hope is to move on. But how can she move on when her and her friends’ entire existences have been redefined? How can she move on when tomorrow isn’t even guaranteed?

I didn’t get a lot of reading done this weekend since I was spending all of my free time with Caiden so I didn’t get this book started last week like I intended.

But I’m reading it now and so far, it’s pretty good.

What I Read

Temporary by Sarina Bowen & Sarah Mayberry | 4 out of 5
Fallen Heir (Royals #4) by Erin Watt | DNF
The Final Score (Play by Play #13) by Jaci Burton | 4 out of 5

What I Reviewed

The Duchess Deal (Girl Meets Duke #1) by Tessa Dare
The Perfectly Imperfect Match (Suttonville Sentinels #3) by Kendra C. Highley
Links by Lisa Becker
Royally Screwed (Royally #1) by Emma Chase

What I Posted

8/28: Week in Review (62)
8/29: TV Tuesday (3)
8/31: Movie Review: Girls Trip
9/01: Eye Candy Friday: Jon Snow
9/01: What Are You Reading? (393)
9/02: WTF Cover Saturday (224)

What I Got

Surprisingly, I didn’t get anything this week. Yay for my bank account, boo for me. There’s always this week though. 😉

What I Got for Review

I just got one book for review this week. This book looks like a good one so I’m stoked to be reading it soon.

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


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