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Week in Books (4)

Posted December 28, 2015 by Rowena in Books, Features | 0 Comments

week-in-books Currently Reading my american duchess My American Duchess by Eloisa James

The arrogant Duke of Trent intends to marry a well-bred Englishwoman. The last woman he would ever consider marrying is the adventuresome Merry Pelford— an American heiress who has infamously jilted two fiancés.

But after one provocative encounter with the captivating Merry, Trent desires her more than any woman he has ever met. He is determined to have her as his wife, no matter what it takes. And Trent is a man who always gets what he wants.

The problem is, Merry is already betrothed, and the former runaway bride has vowed to make it all the way to the altar. As honor clashes with irresistible passion, Trent realizes the stakes are higher than anyone could have imagined. In his battle to save Merry and win her heart, one thing becomes clear:

All is fair in love and war.
This past week, I’ve read quite a bit of historical romances and I’m not even a little bit mad about it. I’m reading some great romances so I guess I want to keep the historical party going. I haven’t started this one yet but I will be reading this one tonight and I can’t wait.


Did I Mention I Love You by Estelle Maskame | 2.75 out of 5
Dukes Prefer Blondes (Dressmakers #4) by Loretta Chase | 4.75 out of 5
Lord Dashwood Missed Out (Spindle Cove #4.5) by Tessa Dare | 3.5 out of 5
Scorched (Frigid #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout | 3 out of 5
The Deal (Off-Campus #1) by Elle Kennedy | 5 out of 5
The Mistake (Off-Campus #2) by Elle Kennedy | 4.5 out of 5

My favorite read of the week is probably my re-read of The Deal by Elle Kennedy because damn that Garrett Graham but of the new reads, hands down my favorite read is Dukes Prefer Blondes by Loretta Chase. That was such a fun book with a steamy romance that had me sighing and laughing all over the damn place. So freaking good!

My least favorite read of the week goes to Did I Mention I Love You by Estelle Maskame. I think I’m starting to get over YA’s and while that makes me sad, there is still plenty of things for me to read so I’m sure I’ll be okay.


Heat Exchange (Boston Fire #1) by Shannon Stacey
Dirty Deeds (Mechanics of Love #3) by Megan Erickson
Sustained (Legal Briefs #2) by Emma Chase
Overruled (Legal Briefs #1) by Emma Chase
New Additions

Dare to Run (Sons of Steel Row #1) by Jen McLaughlin
The Earl Takes All (Hellions of Havisham #2) by Lorraine Heath

The blurb for The Earl Takes All by Lorraine Heath had me gasping and OMG-ing all over the damn place because WHAT???!!! I can’t wait to dig into that one. Holy shitballs!

There you have it, my week in books. How did your week go?

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Week in Books (3)

Posted December 14, 2015 by Rowena in Books, Features | 0 Comments

week-in-books I think I found my end of the year reading stride because I got some damn books read this week. Yay me! My review pile is slowly dwindling and I haven’t picked up or requested very many of eARCs in the last couple of weeks because I really want to get my review pile down. I’m crossing my fingers that I can knock some more out this week. Wish me luck!

Currently Reading Did I Mention I Love You
Did I Mention I Love You by Estelle Maskame

Love is everything but expected.

Eden Monro came to California for a summer of sun, sand, and celebrities – what better way to forget about the drama back home? Until she meets her new family of strangers: a dad she hasn’t seen in three years, a step-monster, and three stepbrothers.

Eden gets her own room in her dad’s fancy house in Santa Monica. A room right next door to her oldest stepbrother, Tyler Bruce. Whom she cannot stand. He’s got angry green eyes and ego bigger than a Beverly Hills mansion. She’s never felt such intense dislike for someone. But the two are constantly thrown together as his group of friends pull her into their world of rule-breaking, partying, and pier-hanging.

And the more she tries to understand what makes Tyler burn hotter than the California sun, the more Eden finds herself falling for the one person she shouldn’t…

Did I Mention I Love You? is the addictive first book in Wattpad sensation Estelle Maskame’s DIMILY trilogy: three unforgettable summers of secrets, heartbreak, and forbidden romance.

I haven’t gotten very far into this book but I’m looking forward to getting it read since the book takes place not too far from where I live. After I finish this book, I’m going to jump into Lord Dashwood Missed Out by Tessa Dare.

Dirty Deeds by Megan Erickson | 4 out of 5
Controlled Burn by Shannon Stacey | 3.5 out of 5
Saving Grace by Kristen Proby | 2.5 out of 5

Kissing Her Crazy by Kira Archer
Joint Review w/Holly: Kill and Tell by Linda Howard

New Additions

Midnight Revenge by Elle Kennedy
Sweet Little Lies by Jill Shalvis

I’m trying not to request any new review books until I finish with the books that I already have but dude!! It’s D’s book and Jill Shalvis is writing a new series for Avon. That’s like some Christmas shit right there so I’m all over these two! I can’t wait to dig into these books.

There you have it, my week in books. How did your week go?

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Week in Books (2)

Posted December 7, 2015 by Rowena in Books, Features | 0 Comments

week-in-books It’s been a really quiet week in books for me. I’m not sure if it’s the end of the year book blues or what but for some reason, I’m just not in the mood to read. I’ve been watching Greys Anatomy in my spare time and I never thought there’d come a day when I’d want to pick that show up again but there you go.

Currently Reading dirty deeds Alex Dawn is saying no to men. No to bad relationships, disappointments, and smooth-talkers. Focusing on her family and her job at Payton and Sons Automotive keeps her mind occupied and her heart content. She doesn’t really miss a man’s touch, until one night, a man shows up with the body of a god and a voice from her dirtiest dreams.

L.M. Spencer is only in Tory, Maryland, to scope out the town as a possible site for one of his company’s hotels. The British businessman didn’t expect his car to break down or to find the hottest little American he’s ever seen holding a tire iron, piercing him with bright blue eyes.

They agree to one hot night, one dirty deed to burn out the chemistry between them. But from their first kiss, Alex can’t stop saying yes to this man. And when Spencer’s company threatens everything she cares about, they must make the choice to stand together or apart.

This is the book that I’m going to try to get read tonight. Wish me luck.

Read Nothing. I did not read a blessed thing last week. Someone hold me.


True Devotion by Liora Blake | 4.5 out of 5
The Fifteenth Minute by Sarina Bowen | 4 out of 5

New Additions Sweet Little Lies - Jill Shalvis
Sweet Little Lies (Heartbreaker Bay #1) by Jill Shalvis

There you have it, my week in books. How did your week go?

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Week in Books (1)

Posted November 30, 2015 by Rowena in Books, Features | 2 Comments

week-in-books Alright, so I used to keep track of all of my book related things. What I’m reading, read, reviewed and got each week so I’m bringing that over to this blog. Some things will never change. So here’s my week in Books.

Currently Reading Controlled BurnRick Gullotti lives the good life. He fights fires, dates beautiful women—though none long enough so they cast wistful glances at jewelry stores—and has great friends. And thanks to helping out the elderly couple who own his building, his rent is low. But when concerns about their health lead him to contact their only son, his life starts getting away from him.

Jessica Broussard has no interest in leaving sunny San Diego or her cushy corner office for Boston, but her father—who happens to be her boss—dispatches her to deal with the grandparents she’s never met. She’s unprepared for the frigid winter, loving relatives who aren’t the monsters she’s been led to believe, and the hot, scruffy firefighter who lives upstairs.

At first, Jessica is determined to get back to her comfortable life as quickly as possible. All she has to do is talk her grandparents into selling their monstrosity of a house and moving to a retirement community. But she underestimates Rick’s dedication—and his considerable charm. Nobody’s taking advantage of his friends on his watch, even if that makes the tempting southern California girl with the long legs his adversary. Unfortunately for them both, the only thing more urgent than the matter at hand is their sizzling chemistry, and it’s quickly becoming too strong to resist.

This is the second book in the Boston Fire series by Shannon Stacey and one thing that I’ve noticed after finishing the first book in this series is that her heroines drive me up the freaking wall. I want to neck Lydia (teenage slang for smack them in the neck for doing something stupid) so many freaking times in Heat Exchange. The book ended up being good, but there were a lot of things that got on my nerves.

I’m now reading this book and haven’t gotten too far into the story but I’m crossing my fingers that Jessica is a lot better than the last few Stacey heroines that I read. So far, so good.


Seven Nights to Surrender by Jeanette Grey: This was a great freaking read for me. It took me a long time to read it but that was because I wasn’t in the mood to read but once I settled in, I came to love the heck out of both Rylan and Kate. I can’t wait to jump into the next book in this series.

Heat Exchange by Shannon Stacey: This was a quick read and ended up being a 3 star read for me. The romance was kind of ridiculous in the sense that all of the secrets and behind the back banging made me roll my eyes. The brother’s reaction to the news of Aidan and Lydia was over the top and don’t even get me started on Lydia’s attitude toward everything. More than once, I wanted her to just shut up. Still, I enjoyed the other characters and am mighty curious to see how everyone else’s stories come together.


Redemption Road by Katie Ashley | 1.5 out of 5
New Additions Didn’t get anything new this week. I’m still playing catch up on last month’s review books so I’m taking a hiatus on new books until I get caught up. Maybe next week.

There’s my week in books. Not bad, considering I’m doing next to no reading these past few weeks. How was your week in books for the readers out there?

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