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Captivating in Love by Bella Andre and Jennifer Skully

Captivating 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.


2019 Reading Goals!

My goal isn’t really ambitious. It’s 3 books a week. I can do that. Easily. I read 206 books last year!

But my goal this year is to read more than just romance novels.

Some self-help. Some basic fantasy. I’m going to try all the genres.

Okay, not really, but I am going to try and read something besides romance novels.

I’m currently reading (along with an actual romance novel) “” by Ryder Carroll.

I love my bullet journal. I don’t do a traditional one in a book (I do have books. LOTS of books. Several ones, including the actual that came out this year). But I have a , instead. I got mine from Michaels, and I love it. I can have more than one, and switch them out as I get bored with the color or the design. I have a for my A5. That’s the size I prefer to work with.

Okay, my ADHD is kicking in and now I’m focusing on something different. I was explaining a book I was reading. We’re talking about books here. The planner talk will come later, I promise.

So, my goal is small, but I plan on making CHANGES to what I read. Hey look! That word of the year! You saw it in yesterday’s post too!

As you can see, the goal isn’t too out there. 2014, I read over 300 books. 2015, I don’t think I even DID a challenge. 2015 was a weird year for me. I honestly don’t even remember MOST of 2015 :O

2016 was the full year of me working. I was still only technically part-time, but I remember working 10-15 days in a row. I remember having an “OT battle” with coworkers.

2017 was the year I went full-time. 2017 was the year both kids were starting school during the time Josh would be home.

  1. Oh. 2018. I barely made my goal of 200. I chose several short small books to reach that goal. I read like 4 or 5 books in one day during that time. I didn’t feel like I cheated but I did feel like I could have chosen different books and just dealt with not hitting 200 books for the year!

So, 2019 will be year of making changes to my reading habits. I will read what I enjoy, but I will attempt to branch out. I shared a link on my Facebook (personal, but I will share it right now on my FB blog page).

What are YOUR reading goals?

Review: A Weaver Wedding

A Weaver WeddingA Weaver Wedding by Allison Leigh

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I missed a book in-between, and sadly, won’t be able to read that book for a bit, because, sadly, someone stole our credit card number, and yeah, dealing with that. So, until I get a replacement card, I can’t get any new books 🙁 This one I already had on hand.

But, onto the book, I will admit to being a little lost because of a missing book (or two), but not so much so that it messed with the storyline. I was able to follow along to the story parts that mentioned the other books.

Axel, Leandra’s brother, is part of a detective’s agency (for lack of a better word, private CIA almost), along with Tristan, the uncle, and I think even Jefferson, Axel & Leandra’s father. Tara is someone that Axel is supposed to protect, and her brother was Axel’s contact for something.

Well, they … cough got together, and a baby makes three. She didn’t tell him until she absolutely had to, after someone had burned down her house. He declares they have to get married.

I don’t understand that. I understand they’re all about family, but you don’t have to be married to be a part of a family. But that might just be me. They always seem to have that “issue” in romance novels.

All in all, it was a good book. I was glad to see that Ryan isn’t really dead, and that he’s making his way, slowly, back to family.

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What’s love got to do with it?

Whu? I don’t need no stinkin’ certified diamonds to prove that Josh loves me. I know he does in everything he says and does.

But those women who do? They need to get off their asses and get a job. Buy your own damn jewelry. If you demand a man buy it for you, you’re nothing but a god damned gold-digger.

Yeah, I have no idea where that came from. Just random ramblings from too many romance novels, 😆