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Captivating in Love by Bella Andre and Jennifer Skully

Captivating in LoveCaptivating in Love by Bella Andre
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

NOTE I did receive this for free, for review. I’m not paid for this review.

Now that that’s out of the way … on to the review.

I wasn’t a huge fan. I think part of it is how FAST Gideon “got over” his PTSD. Like, he found out that a painting he got from someone he knew that had been attached to his squad was worth money, he was okay.

Okay, that over-simplified it, but it did feel really fast. That’s a problem with romance novels, though. That happens A LOT.

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Long Time, No See

So, I haven’t posted regularly. My goal for September is to get back into it!

So, for the first post, I thought I’d share the books I read in August!

  1. All Fired Up by Vivian Arend and Elle Kennedy
  2. Love is  a Battlefield by Vivian Arend and Elle Kennedy
  3. Don’t Walk Away by Vivian Arend and Elle Kennedy
  4. Teasing Destiny by Melanie Shawn
  5. Convincing Cara by Melanie Shawn
  6. Discovering Harmony by Melanie Shawn
  7. Taming Travis by Melanie Shawn
  8. Claiming Colton by Melanie Shawn
  9. Trusting Bryson by Melanie Shawn
  10. Seducing Sawyer by Melanie Shawn
  11. Unwrapping Jade by Melanie Shawn
  12. Charming Cupid by Melanie Shawn
  13. Seducing Cinderella by Melanie Shawn
  14. Someday Girl by Melanie Shawn
  15. One Day His by Melanie Shawn
  16. Forever His by Melanie Shawn
  17. Chasing Perfect by Melanie Shawn
  18. Embracing Reckless by Melanie Shawn
  19. Project Duchess by Sabrina Jeffries

As you can tell, I definitely found an author obsession for a bit. September is probably going to be Sabrina Jeffries.

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To Be Read Pile Challenge

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The Goal: To finally read 12 books from your “to be read” pile (within 12 months).

So, I’m going through my To Read list on Goodreads, and HOLY CRAP! There’s a lot of books on that list!

Note: Some of the books are NOT intended for those who are under the age of anything involving sex, 😆

A few were picked out by my husband, and well, I think he’s trying to get me to expand my horizons 😀

  1. The Hobbit
  2. Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen
  3. Divergent (Divergent Trilogy, Book 1)
  4. The Fault in Our Stars
  5. The Chocolate Thief (Amour et Chocolat)
  6. Addicted
  7. Only in Texas (Hotter in Texas Book 1)
  8. Club Shadowlands (Masters of the Shadowlands Book 1)
  9. Perfect for You (A Laurel Heights Novel Book 1)
  10. Elfshadow: Elfshadow Bk. 1 (Song & Swords)
  11. Homeland: The Legend of Drizzt, Book I: Bk. 1
  12. The Thousand Orcs: The Hunter’s Blades Trilogy, Book I (The Legend of Drizzt)

And my alternates:

  1. North and South (The North and South Trilogy)
  2. Lonesome Dove by Mcmurtry, Larry Paperback

So, I’m going to have a good year, with more of a variety of books to be added to my repertoire this year.

Wish me luck! I have a feeling I’m going to need it!

30 Days of Lists {Sept 05}

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  1. Madi’s writing talents
    She’s becoming amazing at it 😀
  2. Ethan’s curiosity
    He drives me bonkers with his questions, but he’s so smart! So curious!
  3. Josh’s soul
    Things are getting tough for him, and I want to make sure he knows how much we love him
  4. My family
    Family is everything!
  5. My friends
    I love my friends!
  6. My life
    Sometimes things get too hard to handle, and I need to focus on the positives!

Review: Cowboy Take Me Away by Lorelei James

Cowboy Take Me Away (Rough Riders, #16)Cowboy Take Me Away by Lorelei James

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It jumps from past to present, but not in a way that will leave you confused.
I went from tears to laughing so hard and then a little hot under the collar.

Lorelei James’ writing always sucks me in, almost from the first few sentences, and this story was no different. You finally get the story of Carolyn and Carson, and it’s a story that was worth the wait. You get to see the parents of the characters you fell in love with, seeing those characters as children, as teens, and then even as parents, trying to keep their families together while dealing with the fear of losing their mom.

I honestly loved the story, and it makes me want to re-read the whole series over again!

I’ll share a quote that made me share it on FB. WARNING: It’s definitely NSFW!

She inched closer to him. “Remember that the next time floozies are sniffing around you. Remember who fucked you outside a bar. Remember who sucked you off in her car. Remember that you’ll never find a woman who gives you what I do in and out of bed. Remember you’re mine and I take care of what’s mine. But if you ever fuck around on me I will cut off your cock and wear it as a necklace.” She smashed her mouth to his, her kiss brutal. Relentless.

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