Monday, September 30, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles with Numbers in Them

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Artsy Reader where each week they post a new top ten list and ask fellow bookish folk to share their lists on that topic.

This week we're asked to share our Book Titles with Numbers in Them.  Here are books on my list that I've actually read. Didn't know if I could come up with enough, but I actually had more than I thought.
 I read everyone of these except one. 

Okay, so the only one I didn't read from above was Nine Minutes. It's in my TBR but I doubt I'll read it. Too much crazy drama and angst.  Read and enjoyed every one of the other books!

Friday, September 27, 2019

Review & Giveaway: Say It Again by Catherine Bybee

Publication Date: September 24th 2019 by Montlake Romance
Pages: 343 
Source: Publisher
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Audible

About the book:

In the final First Wives novel by New York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee, falling in love could become the most dangerous dare of one woman’s life.

Protector-for-hire Sasha Budanov is accustomed to life as a loner. Always on the move, she’s now reached a crossroad. Looking for answers about her shadowy youth, she’s returned to the strict boarding school in Germany where she was raised. It’s also where she was trained in the stealthy, militarized art of survival. But behind its gleaming gates, Richter is a fortress of secrets, including those buried in Sasha’s mysterious past. To uncover them, she’s clinging to her first rule of defense: stay guarded.

If anyone can challenge Sasha’s rules, it’s devilishly sexy stranger AJ Hofmann. He wants answers, too. And he needs Sasha’s help. The recent deaths of several of Richter’s former students—including AJ’s own sister—have aroused his suspicions. He’s arousing something more in Sasha. Never one to surrender to her emotions, she senses something tempting in AJ. She trusts him. He’s fearless. And he kisses like a demon. Sasha’s found her match.

But treading Richter’s dark halls—and following their hearts—has its risks. As the decades-old secrets of the past are mined, Sasha and AJ are falling deeper in love…and into danger.
My Thoughts:
Sasha is at a crossroads in her life after fulfilling a long-time mission and having nothing on her agenda she’s not sure what’s next.  Ritcher is the military type boarding school that molded her into the woman she is today and so she decides to visit her old school and ends up with a mystery to solve in the process.

Enter AJ. His sister, a previous student of Richter, has been murdered and AJ is determined to find her killer.  AJ wasn’t super close to his sister, so he decides to trace her past and find out if it had anything to do with her murder. He hits a roadblock with Richter, they’re secretive sending up all kinds of red flags for AJ, so he hits up Sasha for help.

While the previous books in the First Wives series have been more contemporary romance with a bit of romantic suspense, Say it Again is more of an action/romantic suspense story. Sasha (as the interview below points out) is kind of like a female James Bond. She’s been a savior and protector of the heroines in the past stories, so I’m happy to get the story behind this badass woman!  As an orphan in foster homes and then as a student in Richter, Sasha is used to being on her own without anyone having her back, so it’s a new experience to have AJ, Reed, Trina, and the gang at her back providing not only support and protection, but a place where she fits in as family.

The romance between AJ and Sasha was fitted in between solving AJ’s sister’s murder, and evading danger, but whenever they had a minute it was electric and passionate!  Even with the intense attraction between them, Sasha and AJ didn’t just jump into a relationship, there was a lot going on and each were focused on finding Amelia’s killer as well as what is really going on at Richter. They got to know each other bit by bit under tense circumstances, forming a bond with an attraction that eventually couldn’t be ignored. The slow progression from attraction to more, felt right for the story.

I really enjoyed Say it Again with the extra amount of danger, action, and thrills thrown into the mix! Never a dull moment with this fast-paced story, and I’m pleased with how it all turned out! There’s potential for more action/thriller/romance books with a few of the characters introduced here. Maybe Claire or Olivia? I guess we’ll see if Ms. Bybee decides to continue their stories. I look forward to whatever she decides to write in the future. 
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Q & A with Catherine Bybee:

1) Sasha, from your newest novel Say it Again, is unlike any character that most readers will have encountered. Can you give us a rundown of your heroine?

Sasha is a female James Bond with all the skills that kick ass and the sexy that opens doors. She’s a master of disguises, speaks more languages than anyone should…and has a razor-sharp mind that doesn’t sleep. In all her badassery, (pretty sure I just made up that word) Sasha has a soft spot—a vulnerability that makes her want to protect the innocent. She’s a true to life superhero who walks the fence between right and wrong. She really doesn’t have any issues breaking laws to get what she wants. And that’s what makes her so fun to read, and for me to write.

2) Fans have been following Sasha throughout your First Wives series. Did you always know you wanted to write her story?

No! Not at all. The first four books in the series were going to be it. However, Sasha commanded attention the first moment she walked on the page and I couldn’t get enough of her once I dreamed her up. I was almost finished writing the first book when I decided that Sasha was not going to be a bad guy. Yes, I’m a pantser, and have no real outline before I sit down to write. I think the fact that I didn’t know she was one of the good guys made her all that more believable. I don’t even think she knew she was going to be on the side of right and justice until the end of Fool Me Once.

3) While many of your novels have a mystery or suspense element, you dive head first into action and spy-games in this book. How easy was this transition for you?

It was super easy and tons of fun. In fact… I think I may have a spin off of a spin off rolling in my head with all the fun characters I played with while writing this book. Neil was one of my very first book boyfriends from the Weekday Brides. And having him come back in this book just reminded me how much fun it is to write all the action and intrigue. I hope my fans love it enough for me to continue the theme with new books.

4) When AJ is first introduced he seems pretty average—just a guy looking for answers about his sister’s death. But in reality, there is nothing average about AJ. How would you describe him? 

The best picture in my mine that I can describe with all clarity is Brian O’Connor, Paul Walker (RIP), from Fast and Furious. Innocent until he isn’t.

I would say that AJ is exactly what Sasha needed to open up and accept that she too can be loved. I wanted AJ to come off as average until he wasn’t. Sasha is such a strong character that she needed someone who wasn’t going to try and overpower or overshadow her badassery (love that word). AJ does that. Yet he has some badass moments himself and that is what makes her fall for him even more. He is in no way perfect and neither is she.

5) AJ and Sasha have something in common—they are both characters with lots and lots of secrets. What makes them open up to each other? What else do they have in common?

Trust through time. That’s the best way for me to describe how they evolved in my head. There is a common respect the moment they “acquire” the other’s phone. A moment where they take notice and begin to respect the other. Honor among thieves as they say. I think the common ground that isn’t apparent until the story evolves is how they want the love of a family. AJ is much more open to it than Sasha, but they both have to fight for it in the end.

6) While you have written books with scenes in foreign countries, this story takes place internationally. Have you visited the same places as your characters? Where do you hope to take readers around the world in the future?

Yes, I have been to all the places I have written about. I was in Berlin a couple of years ago at a book signing and managed to get their by taking the train from London, through Amsterdam etc. So yes, I’m blessed to have visited these places which makes the story that much richer in my opinion. Richter, the school in the story, is from my imagination. I did some fact checking and learned that post Hitler’s Germany, military boarding schools were not welcome in the country. So I made one up and made it as great and awful as I could while still making it believable.

I have placed most of my travels, or experiences from them, in my books. And as I travel the world, I will bring my readers along…eventually.

7) Say it Again wraps up your First Wives series. What have you learned while writing these books? Will these lessons affect your writing in the future?

On a personal level, I will say that I’ve leaned to write with a great deal of personal turmoil. There have been times I’ve doubted my process and this final book in the series has told me to never do that again. I would like to always keep the door open for more books because of characters like Sasha. I love writing fast moving romantic suspense and intrigue and can see Claire, Cooper and the whole of Neil’s team as a great setting for future books. Yeah… I’m liking that idea more and more. I hope my readers do, too. 

Author Biography:
New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bybee has written thirty books that collectively have sold more than five million copies and been translated into more than eighteen languages. Raised in Washington State, Bybee moved to Southern California in the hope of becoming a movie star. After growing bored with waiting tables, she returned to school and became a registered nurse, spending most of her career in urban emergency rooms. She now writes full-time and has penned the Not Quite Series, the Weekday Brides Series, the Most Likely To Series, and the First Wives Series. For more information, visit

Connect with Catherine Bybee:

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The publisher has generously provided a copy of Say it Again along with a $25 Amazon Giftcard. Simply fill out the rafflecopter for a change to win!

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Review & Giveaway: Christmas with a Cowboy by Carolyn Brown

Publication Date: September 24th 2019 by Forever
Pages: 448 (with novella by Sara Richardson)
Source: Publisher
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

About the book:
A rugged Texas cowboy gets into the Christmas spirit to prove himself to the woman he loves in this heartwarming fifth novel of the USA Today bestselling series.

Maverick Callahan lives up to his reputation as a freewheeling cowboy. But a year ago he fell head-over-heels for an extraordinary woman he met while on vacation, a woman he was convinced he'd never see again. So when she appears on his doorstep like a Christmas miracle, Maverick is determined not to waste his lucky break.

Bridget O'Malley's world has flipped upside down. As the new guardian of her best friend's baby, she hasn't had a moment to think about the Texas rancher who broke her heart. He's just as sexy as ever, but she knows better than anyone that he's not the settling-down type. As the trees are trimmed and mistletoe hung, will some holiday magic help Bridget trust this carefree cowboy with her heart and her future?

Includes a bonus novella, "Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas" by Sara Richardson! 

My Thoughts:
Maverick and Bridget had a night of shared confidences and passion the last night of Maverick’s vacation in Ireland, and they parted ways thinking they’d never see each other again. Yet, neither could forget the strong bond forged in just a few hours, and as luck would have it they’re reunited again on Maverick’s Granny’s ranch.  This time though, Bridget doesn’t feel she can risk her heart when she’s just inherited guardianship of her goddaughter after a tragic accident leaves baby Laela an orphan. Bridget know a mother by default, must keep her daughter’s needs and future as her focus, not spending time with a carefree cowboy, no matter how sexy he is. 

Maverick left Ireland with a sad heart after parting ways with Bridget. Meeting again at his grandma’s ranch is a second chance he doesn’t want to waste, but is he ready to give up his wild cowboy ways permanently? Working together on the ranch as well as on all the Christmas duties Granny Iris assigns them forces them together and it’s as if the match has been struck up again between them.  All that attraction burns bright again!

I love Carolyn Brown’s cowboy romances and Christmas With a Cowboy brought out the warm and fuzzies.  I really enjoyed Bridget and Maverick’s journey to a HEA, which seemed to be helped along by their grannies.  As usual, Ms. Brown brings sage advice, and some laughs with more mature secondary cast, in this case Maverick’s Granny Iris.  I just loved how sweet Maverick was with baby Laela and for much of the book they were like a ready-made perfect family. There were a few bumps in the road, but no more than you’d expect real people to encounter with this type of situation.

There were hints at the next romance to come with Alana and Paxton. I can’t wait!

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Forever Books generously provided a copy of Cowboy Bold, the first book in the Longhorn Canyon series, to one reader.  The giveaway is open to US Residents only.  Fill out the rafflecopter for a chance to win. Good luck!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Review & Excerpt: Archangel's War by Nalini Singh

Publication Date: September 24th 2019 by Berkley
Pages: 480
Source: Publisher
Purchase Links:

My Thoughts:
The Guild Hunter series quickly became a favorite last year when I binge read all the Elena/Raphael books. The romance between Elena and Raphael has been electric and all-consuming, an epic love! They’ve come a long way over the series, and I love that they face each trial thrown their way together as a united front.   This is a series that needs to be read in order, the Elena/Raphael books, at any rate. The others center on other couples and can be read on their own, IMO.  While this is book twelve in the overall series, Archangel’s War is the seventh Elena/Raphael book. 

I think fans will find this an exciting installment especially after the brutal cliffhanger we had with the last book.  I know I was anxious to dive in and see how everything turned out! I think this book is better if you can set aside a chunk of time to really dig in and read.  I had to stop and start a lot because of real-life and I think it impacted the flow a bit in the beginning. I don’t think I can comment on the plot much, because anything I said would be a spoiler, but I will say Archangel’s War was exciting, full of change and danger! Ancients awakening, joining the fray, and an epic battle that’ll have you worried for the fate of our favorite characters. 

Loved learning more background on Illium “Bluebell” and his mother, Sharine “Hummingbird”, Aodhan with them. Izzy, Elena’s beloved “baby” angel and her younger sister Eve all have part in Archangel’s War. We even get a little more of Raphael’s mother, Caliane; her history and a bit of Raphael’s childhood, too. Also, more was revealed about The Legion, and I really have enjoyed seeing them evolve into more than just a uniform sort of collective with the help of Elena.

My review feels so lacking, because it’s impossible to say much that isn’t a spoiler, but it’s more than just the “read it!” I wanted to go with initially, so there is that!  

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“We watch,” the Primary said. “We protect.”
But things were altering in front of them, a faint glow emanating from where the aeclari had been before the filaments obscured both Raphael’s body and Elena’s chrysalis.
Beyond the balcony doors now partially covered with the snow silk of the filaments, the Bluebell turned. His eyes widened at seeing the ocean of filaments, the glow. But before he could open the closed doors, a familiar voice entered all their minds.
Leave now. It was an order from an archangel. Clear the skies above. Empty the land around. GO.
The Legion were moving even as the last word echoed in their minds. They were Raphael’s Legion, Elena’s Legion, and they had been given an order. The Bluebell wasn’t Legion. He was one of the Seven. Unique. With his own mind.
Torment wrenched his features, but he inclined his head, and the Primary saw him form the word, “Sire.”
All of them moved.
The Bluebell dropped to the grass, then ran inside the house.
The Legion broke into four parts and swept the area. Winged beings were already flying toward the river at high speed, their faces stark and their jaws determined. The Legion dropped down in front of cars moving on the nearest road. The cars were not so close to the aeclari’s home, but the archangel hadn’t said how far to clear.
When the first two cars halted with a screech that caused a burning scent to rise to their nostrils, the Legion wrenched the doors open and hauled the startled vampires out. A group of the Legion rose into the air, two to a vampire. Another group found four humans in a third car, a vampire’s cattle heading home. The scared cattle whimpered at being taken by the Legion but didn’t struggle. Neither did the vampires after they saw the angels racing from the Enclave to the water.
Golden light poured out from the windows of the aeclari’s home.

Many of the angels streaming over the water held vampires or humans in their arms, getting their households out of danger. The Bluebell was one of the last to fly out of the Enclave, and though the Legion did not speak to many outside of the aeclari, they spoke to him: Are the aeclari’s people safe? This was important. The Legion knew. The aeclari had bonds to those who lived in the house.

Yes, I got them out. The Bluebell, who could fly faster than the Primary and sometimes raced with the cars of the Blade and the Viper, fell off the cliff with his wings licked by a golden light so bright that it was difficult to face. In one hand, he held a large rectangular thing, in his other items they recognized.
Several of the Legion flew to him, and took the things. They did not understand things, but these were linked to the aeclari in their mind. We will fly them to the Tower.
Most of the angels kept on flying toward Manhattan, and those of the Legion that carried vampires or mortals kept on going, too. But the Primary turned once he was over the center of the river, as did those of his brethren who flew only their own bodies.
The Bluebell halted in front of them, the silvery blue of his wings spread and his face awash in the burning golden light that had turned the river to gold.
And the light, it grew, and grew, and grew.
Until at last, the light was so bright that it became fire and even the Primary couldn’t bear it and threw up his arm in front of his eyes. The last thing he saw was an intense white brightness.
© Copyright 2019 by Nalini Singh

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Sunday Post #46

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated reviewer book blog, and is a post to recap my bookish and non-bookish things from the last week. I'm also linking up with Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

I'm down in San Diego for the weekend. Went to Sea World Friday and the San Diego Zoo Saturday with the grand kids, my daughter and her husband. We had a great time and I even rode a roller coaster at Sea World which was scarier, considering that it's at Sea World, that I thought it would be, lol! That thing was fast, and I got a nice little adrenaline jolt!

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Are you ever at a loss for words when you go to write a review? Well it seems I've been having this problem lately. I just wrote minis for both The Girl in Red and Marriage for One.  Really enjoyed both!  I might do the same for Archangel's War, which was epic, but I have no idea what to say. Especially since most of what I might say would probably be spoilery. Not sure how to write that one.  Is it okay just to say "read it!" and be done? Lol.

Received/Purchased/Library Lend:
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Not a thing. Been too busy!

How was your week?

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Mini Reviews: The Girl in Red & Marriage for One

I read The Girl in Red by Christina Henry and Marriage for One by Ella Maise after reading fellow blogger's reviews,. Visiting other blogs is one of the prime reasons why my TBR is an ever expanding, out of control list, lol! But I'm grateful for the recommends, because it prompts me to read books not just because they're offered by ARC and also tempts me to try independent authors I probably wouldn't have taken a second glance at otherwise.

The Girl in Red by Christina Henry
Publication Date: June 18th 2019 by Berkley
Pages: 302 Audio Length: 8 hrs 21 min
Source: Kindle Purchase/Library Lend Audio book
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Audible

My Thoughts:
While I found parts unbelievable (like an axe being that sharp, and why in the world would a woman wear a red hoodie when she's trying to evade notice?! other things too), but still, unputdownable! I switched from audio to e-book, listening when I wasn't able to sit and read. If you're a fan of end-of-the-world-scenarios The Girl in Red is a fun and riveting read.

There is no romance, but if Christina Henry decided to write a sequel, there's a certain someone I can totally see her with: (Highlight for Spoiler) Sirois!. I've looked on Ms. Henry's website she says there's no plan right now for a sequel, but there's a lot of potential for a sequel here! I'd totally be on board for that! (Highlight for Spoiler)It's kind of an abrupt ending, happy for now, but even if she doesn't write a sequel, I'm fine with how everything left off.

January LaVoy did an excellent job with narration. I listened at my standard 1.25x-1.5x normal listening speed.

*I reserved a copy a my library after reading the lovely Lark's review, which is far more eloquent than mine above, lol. Thanks for the recommend!

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Publication Date: May 8th 2019 by Ella Maise
Pages: 520 Audio Length: 15 hrs 48 min
Source: Kindle Unlimited e-copy/Audio book
Purchase Links: Amazon | Audible

My Thoughts:
This started out a bit slow, but once it got going, I really enjoyed Marriage for One! It was on the longer side, over 500 pages, but I still managed to finish in two days by alternately listening and reading, because I wanted to see how it all turned out.

Jack was a broody, stern guy at first, hardly talking, but his actions spoke volumes about his feelings for Rose. There's a mystery behind his marriage proposal, and I enjoyed getting to the bottom of it.

My first Ella Maise and I'd like to read more by her. Her writing sort of reminds me of Mariana Zapata. Her hero did, at any rate.

Loved Stella Bloom and Lance Greenfield's narration, although, I still wish that the male and female narrators would perform all their parts throughout the book, instead of just the character's designated chapters, but each did a good job with narrating all voices. Listened at my usual 1.25x-1.5x normal speed.

*I downloaded Marriage for One after reading Genesis' fab review, which is far better than mine above! 

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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Sunday Post #45

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated reviewer book blog, and is a post to recap my bookish and non-bookish things from the last week.

I'm back up in Northern California at my daughter's house, and it's hot up here! Not as hot as down south, where it was 108 degrees at my house, but it was 100 degrees up here on Thursday and Friday.  Today is a little cooler, but I still got out early for a jog, and looks like I wasn't the only one out early trying to beat the heat, lol. Turkeys a-plenty!

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Total Control was entertaining but didn't knock my socks off. It's more of a novella than a full-length novel.  The Wallflower Wager was my favorite in the Girl Meets Duke series to date! I loved Penny and her animals! The story was hilarious (animal shenanigans!) and sweet, and the romance was delicious! 

Received/Purchased/Library Lend:
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I borrowed a copy of Every Last Breath after reading Sophia Rose's review of book two in this series. The series sounds like my kind of read!  I'll probably buy the audio book to listen, but I like to have an e-copy to switch back and forth. 


I watched Terminator Genisys after seeing the trailer for the new Terminator coming in November so I'd be all caught up. I didn't know it was the chick (Emilia Clarke) from Game of Thrones playing Sarah Connor in this installment. It was surprisingly good!  I can't wait for the new one, though, because Linda Hamilton is returning as Sarah Connor!

How was your week?

Friday, September 13, 2019

Review & Giveaway: Outfox by Sandra Brown

Publication Date: August 6th 2019 by Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 448
Source: Publisher
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

About the book:

#1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown combines heart-stopping suspense and forbidden passion in this psychological thriller about an FBI agent's hunt for a ruthless conman turned serial killer.

Sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats, this new novel will feature Brown's signature combination of steamy romance and jaw-dropping plot twists.

FBI agent Drex Easton is relentlessly driven by a single goal: to outmaneuver the conman once known as Weston Graham. Over the past thirty years, Weston has assumed many names and countless disguises, enabling him to lure eight wealthy women out of their fortunes before they disappeared without a trace, their families left without answers and the authorities without clues. The only common trait among the victims: a new man in their life who also vanished, leaving behind no evidence of his existence . . . except for one signature custom.

Drex is convinced that these women have been murdered, and that the man he knows as Weston Graham is the sociopath responsible. But each time Drex gets close to catching him, Weston trades one persona for another and disappears again. Now, for the first time in their long game of cat and mouse, Drex has a suspect in sight.

Attractive and charming, Jasper Ford is recently married to a successful businesswoman many years his junior, Talia Shafer. Drex insinuates himself into their lives, posing as a new neighbor and setting up surveillance on their house. The closer he gets to the couple, the more convinced he becomes that Jasper is the clever, merciless predator he's sought--and that his own attraction to Talia threatens to compromise his purpose and integrity.

This is Drex's one chance to outfox his cunning nemesis before he murders again and eludes justice forever. But first he must determine if the desirable Talia is a heartless accomplice . . . or the next victim.
My Thoughts:
As the book description points out, Drex is sure he’s found Weston Graham, now going by Jasper Ford, a man he thinks is responsible for the disappearance of eight or more wealthy women over the years.  Weston befriends them, and then they, along with their money disappear without a trace.  Jasper has married a rich, younger woman, Talia, and Drex is determined to snare Jasper before any harm comes to her.

Drex Easton was like most of Ms. Brown’s heroes, very male, hot blooded and a little rough around the edges. Yum! It was no wonder sparks flew between Talia and Drex the minute they laid eyes on each other.  Their relationship at first was attraction laced with a little hostility, because Drex isn’t sure that Talia isn’t an accomplice, he goes back and forth with his feelings for her.  Talia is attracted, but of course, she’s married to Jasper, yet, Talia something seems off with Jasper, especially since Drex came into their life.  Jasper welcomes Drex into their lives, inviting him to dinner and such, but their exchanges are on the adversarial side, and Talia isn’t sure what’s going on. Is it a male pissing match or something more sinister? 

The story sucked me in right away, each chapter ending on sort of mini cliffhanger, so it pained me when I had to put the book down!  Outfox was signature Sandra Brown, an addictive mystery, combustible romance, and a few twists sure to surprise! The last reveal was a total shock I didn’t see coming, but I loved how everything turned out!

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Grand Central Publishing has generously provided not just one, but TWO copies of Outfox by Sandra Brown for giveaway to two winners!! The giveaway is open to US and Canadian Residents only.  Fill out the rafflecopter below for a chance to win. Good luck!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

WWW Wednesdays #1

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words.  The three W's are: 

What are you currently reading? 
What did you recently finish reading?
What will you be reading next?

This is my first time doing a WWW Wednesday so we'll see how this goes.  

What are you currently reading?

I need some time to sink into Archangel's War, but this week has been so busy!  I started The Wallflower Wager on my way home from work yesterday (audio book) and I've been laughing so hard!  Penny is hilarious with her brood of animals, and so very sweet. I just LOVE her! Add in a grumpy hero and I'm having a blast.  Not even the horrid ride home (thank you, flaming semi-truck!!) I spent in traffic could dim my enjoyment. 

What did you recently finish?

Usually love Laura Griffin's romantic suspense, while Total Control was entertaining, it was just okay for me. It was a quick read at 183 pages, more of a novella length story.

What will you be reading next?

After seeing a lot of love for Well Met I grabbed up an e-ARC last minute. I hope to dive in this weekend. 

What are your reading plans?