Greeting earthlings. I feel like I'm an alien today. The kids and I have been going and going and going since Friday and I'm pooped. It's sad when you have to go to work to get some rest. lol And that's just a different kind of tiring! :) Being exhausted is one of the reasons this post wasn't up on Sunday as is my usual. I just couldn't do it. :)
So what did I read this week?
First was Touch A Dark Wolf by Jennifer St. Giles. I had read a couple of reviews for her latest book in this series and was interested in reading more. It wasn't what I expected - I was expecting more of a werewolf type book rather than spirit wolf/vampire novel but it was still a good read. I will be reading more in this series. 3.75 out of 5
Next up was Rewriting Monday by Jodi Thomas. My first read by Ms. Thomas and I liked it a lot! There were a couple of editing issues in it that were frustrating but since the story ended up being so great I could ignore them in the end. Just a sweet read. You can read the review by The Book Smugglers here. 4 out of 5
Next up was Feral by Joely Skye. Kris did a post about mates and were-beings and it got me wanting to read more shapeshifters. When I went to All Romance ebooks this cover just caught my eye. I totally dig this cover. The story is about Ethan, an almost feral shapeshifting cougar, and Bram, a wolf shapeshifter who helps him escape after he's captured. The two men find each other again and start a relationship. It was not very fast paced but steady and emotional. 3.5 out of 5
Hellbourne: Heart and Soul by Amber Kell is the last short story in the trilogy about Luc. I just love Luc. He's just a great guy and one of those you'd love to have as your best friend. Ok, he's Satan's son, but still. 3 out of 5
Over My Dead Body by Michele Bardsley was my next read. I read this one for review on The Book Binge - I'll let you know when the review posts. I should probably write the review and that would give it a chance to be posted, what do you think? lol
Following along with the shapeshifter theme for the week I read Bite by Sean Michael. Another m/m story that follows Anton and his newly hired chef, Greg. While Anton, a werewolf, and Greg are forming their new relationship Greg realizes that someone is after him. Greg is eventually taken by a rival pack and it's up to Anton to save him. This was a story that I couldn't seem to stop reading. It's not a story that's high on the relationship building (not a whole lot of the "getting to know about each other" stage) but a lot of sex. I mean a lot of sex and it's hot, damn hot. This author knows how to write some amazing m/m sex scenes. 3.75 out of 5
My Tracy's TBR Challenge read for the week was It Happened One Autumn by Lisa Kleypas. This has been on my shelf for at least 3 months and I finally picked it up. *sigh* I just love Kleypas' historicals. She writes great romance. I didn't love Lillian but I didn't dislike her either in the first book but I'm so glad I didn't skip this one as so many people said I could/should. I appreciated her personality and the fact that she stood up for herself and her relationship with Westcliff. Also I think I would have missed seeing Westcliff being brought to his knees - that was wonderful. And some of those kisses that they shared? Man, oh man were they great. 4 out of 5
FYI - I'm having some serious issues with my personal email so if you've emailed me I've probably gotten back to you. However most people aren't receiving my emails so if you're expecting a response but don't get one please try me again - sometimes it works. It's incredibly frustrating though and hopefully the problem will be worked out soon.
1 hour ago