Monday, July 14, 2014

What Are You Reading Monday #3

Come post weekly and see what others are reading too just so you can add to your tbr - I always do! For more information see Sheila at One Persons Journey Through a World of Books and join in! 

Books Completed Last Two Weeks 
Sorry I didn't post last week!  It was a crazy weekend, we had Hurricane Arthur, no power and then family functions and visits to the Cape!

  • The Treatment by Suzanne Young (The Program #2) on audio for review
  • Vanished by Kendra Elliot (from netgalley) for review
  • Run to Overcome by Meb Keflezighi (mine)
  • Pieces of Olivia by Melissa West (for Ramblings From This Chick)
  • Enemies on Tap by Avery Flynn (for Ramblings From This Chick)

Reading Now: 
  • Then Came You by Jill Shalvis (audio for Ramblings From This Chick)
  • Cop Town by Karin Slaughter (from netgalley, for review)
  • Bound By Night by Larissa Ione  (from netgalley, for review in prep for second book coming out)
  • Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson (working on my health too) 
Next:
  • Unlucky 13 by James Patterson (from the library)
  • Graduation Day by Joelle Charbonneau (from Amazon Vine)
  • Take Me If You Dare by Nina Crespo (for this blog)
  • Two Week Seduction by Kathy Lyons (for this blog)
Summary -

Lots of great books read during these two weeks.  Thankfully Arthur's main problem was loss of power over 24 hours, but we are blessed by family that loaned us a generator to power our fridge & freezer and also family that allowed us to stay at their house when our power wasn't back on Friday evening.  There was a bit of yard clean-up but with the four of us working first thing Friday when it was cool and breezy it was quick.

Craziest thing about the hurricane, being in the eye. It's not the first time for us, but night hurricanes are nerve-wracking and the wind was crazy so when it was so calm it was great.  But I would have loved peace and quiet especially since it was 11:30pm, but nope, people were running the roads, driving around.  Seriously, can't you just stay home??  Oh well.  I went to sleep shortly after the eye passed and I felt the risk of tornadoes was lower (they are always the worst on the backside of the storm).  I am thankful this storm is not as bad as it could have been!

How was your week?

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Fake It by Jennifer Chance (book review & giveaway)




Jennifer Chance is back with another novel that'll keep you hooked.
Anna Richardson meets the baddest (and sexiest) of bad boys in FAKE IT, the second novel in Jennifer Chance's sizzling Rule Breakers series, out on July 1, 2014 from Random House. This one is not to be missed, especially if you're looking for a bad boy fix!

My Review:
I really enjoyed Rock It, the first book in the Rule Breakers series so I couldn't wait to get my hands on Fake It.  As much as I enjoyed Rock It, I really think Anna and Jake make Fake It an amazing and fun read.

Anna is very uptight and trying to make her way in her job.  But she has a wedding to attend and a fake boyfriend she has been going on and on for months about to keep her ex-boyfriend at bay and her best friend, the bride from setting her up with any number of men.  So it's getting crunch time and Anna still does not have a man to be her fake boyfriend.  She's clubbing and her friends are trying to help, but then neighborhood hottie Jake steps in.  

What could be better, a hot willing man who she's already attracted to wants to be her fake boyfriend?  Well that fake boyfriend could want to be more.  Of course some hilarity ensues as it should.  Anna doesn't think she's his type.  Jake wants the relationship to be more, Anna wants it to be more.  The ex-boyfriend is a jerk and wants her back.  Her friend, the bride, just wants her happy.  There is conflict and heat and just a great read.

The characters are great.  I understand Anna. Jake is hot and even though he's a bad boy on the outside he's really a good man.  I was pulling for them through the book and really loved getting to know them and watch them fall for each other.  The plotting was great, never a lull or anything that I couldn't believe in.  Good girl and bad boy works again as a great plot and this is another great book in the series.

Haven't had your fill of bad boys for the summer yet?  And really who ever could? Fake It is a great summer or anytime read full of interesting characters and a fun plot.  So grab it now!

My Rating:  4.5/5.0
About FAKE IT:
As her sizzling new series continues, Jennifer Chance sparks some serious combustion between a sexy biker and a corporate go-getter who’s ready to let her hair down.

New grad Anna Richardson works hard—so hard that she’s given up having a romantic life. Anna has even convinced her friends that she’s dating an amazing guy—who they’ve simply never met. But now Anna has a wedding to attend and needs to produce the hottie she’s been lying about for the past six months. Enter Jake Flynn, her infuriating, motorcycle-riding, jaw-droppingly gorgeous neighbor, who’s more than willing to fake it for a weekend. In fact, Jake won’t be satisfied until things get real.

Though Jake is only playing the role of adoring boyfriend, he’s starting to feel the heat, and judging by Anna’s sweet blush, so is she. Letting chemistry this intense go to waste would be a real shame. Soon, though, the thin line between fantasy and reality fades. Jake may not be what every buttoned-up fast-tracker wants, but he’s sure as hell what Anna needs. And if she takes a ride with him, their adventure never has to end.
 


Also in the Rule Breakers series: ROCK IT by Jennifer Chance!

About Jennifer Chance:
Jennifer Chance is the award-winning author of the new adult Rule Breakers series, which feature sexy, wish-come-true romances that launched with ROCK IT and FAKE IT in 2014. A lover of books, romance, and happily-ever-afters, she lives and writes in Ohio.




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***I received this book from Netgalley for the purposes of a tour and honest review with Barclay Publicity.  I was not compensated in any other way except receiving the book for free.  ***

Monday, June 30, 2014

What Are You Reading Monday #2

Come post weekly and see what others are reading too just so you can add to your tbr - I always do! For more information see Sheila at One Persons Journey Through a World of Books and join in!

Books Completed Last Week:
Another good week, the reading slump is definitely over!
  • Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (on audio from library)
  • Fake It by Jennifer Chance (review tour stop on this blog, July 9)
  • Her Secret, His Surprise by Paula Altenburg (for Ramblings From This Chick)

Reading Now: 
  • The Treatment by Suzanne Young (The Program #2) on audio for review
  • Vanished by Kendra Elliot (from netgalley) for review
  • Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson (working on my health too) 
Next:
Summary -

Awesome reading week capped off with two days out on the boat.  I love days with my toes in water and happily reading away.  Kids were also off to Myrtle Beach with my parents last week which led to a little extra time while husband was working or working on the boat where I could read in peace.  Though I have to admit it felt great to get them home on Friday.  Should be another great reading week, hoping for more boat days, but there is a tropical disturbance developing off Florida so we'll have to see how the weekend goes.

How was your week?

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday #1

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.  My pick for this week is:

Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire (Maddox Brothers #1)
Pub Date: July 1, 2014 (next week!!)
Publisher: Atria Books

I loved Beautiful Disaster, Walking Disaster and A Beautiful Wedding so I can't wait to learn more about the next Maddox broth!

About the book:


Fiercely independent Camille "Cami" Camlin gladly moved on from her childhood before it was over. She has held down a job since before she could drive, and moved into her own apartment after her freshman year of college. Now tending bar at The Red Door, Cami doesn’t have time for much else besides work and classes, until a trip to see her boyfriend is cancelled, leaving her with a first weekend off in almost a year.

Trenton Maddox was the king of Eastern State University, dating co-eds before he even graduated high school. His friends wanted to be him, and women wanted to tame him, but after a tragic accident turned his world upside down, Trenton leaves campus to come to grips with the crushing guilt.

Eighteen months later, Trenton is living at home with his widower father, and works full-time at a local tattoo parlor to help with the bills. Just when he thinks his life is returning to normal, he notices Cami sitting alone at a table at The Red.

As the baby sister of four rowdy brothers, Cami believes she’ll have no problem keeping her new friendship with Trenton Maddox strictly platonic. But when a Maddox boy falls in love, he loves forever—even if she is the only reason their already broken family could fall apart.

In the first installment of the Maddox Brothers books, readers can experience the rush of reading Beautiful Disaster for the first time, all over again.
 
What are you waiting on this week?




Monday, June 23, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #1

Come post weekly and see what others are reading too just so you can add to your tbr - I always do! For more information see Sheila at One Persons Journey Through a World of Books and join in! 

I'm feeling like a fresh start on my blog, so that's why this is It's Monday! What are You Reading post #1.  I use to date them each week when I did them but I like doing it this way much better.

Books Completed Last Week:
After a reading slump, I am feeling great about finishing two books, both I really enjoyed.  Seems like my summer reading frenzy is about to hit!

Reading Now: 
  • Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (on audio from library)
  • Fake It by Jennifer Chance (review tour stop on this blog, July 9)
  • Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson (working on my health too) 
Next:
Summary -

It feels good to back in the swing of reading.  I honestly thought I would get more reading done out on the beach where we took our new boat yesterday, but my BIL & SIL showed up and SIL and I gabbed all afternoon.  It was wonderful and the salt water therapy was just what I needed.

How was your week?

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Where have I been and where will I be?

Miss me?  Sorry about the hiatus. I was just overwhelmed, by life, my health, my tbr pile, you name it.  But now I'm on the road to fixing my health on my own and I have good news to share.

You can now find me and my romance reviews over at the wonderful blog, Ramblings from That Chick.  Dani has taken me on and I look forward to this new chapter in my blogging life.  You can still find me here at My Reading Room from time-to-time with non-romance reads, so don't give up on me yet. But most of the time I will be reviewing over there, so please come visit and check out this amazing blog with some really amazing women!