It’s Monday, what are you reading? (1/17/22)

If you had bad weather as the southeast and northeast did in the US you may have spent your weekend curled up with a book. Or streaming some fabulous shows on Netflix or HBO Max. I did a bit of both. I also backed some yummy banana chocolate chip bars with some extra ripe bananas we had in the house. It was a perfect winter weekend. LOL. Here is what I was reading.

Thanks to the Book Date who started this topic on her own blog. It’s a fun way to share what you’re reading on a daily basis.

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This book started off quick and it was easy to get hooked to the tension between the two main characters. A fun, fast weekend read!

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I literally just started this one this morning but my hope is that it’s as good as the hype. I love a good enemies to lovers trope. Fingers crossed!

What book has you wishing you could stay at home curled up on your couch today?

Happy Monday and happy reading!

Deb

It’s Monday, what are you reading? (1/10/22)

I have spent the past weekend trying to get over the jet lag from my vacation to Egypt. The flight back got re-routed due to a storm here in Nashville which added a day onto my travels. Another day of reading isn’t normally a bad thing but I’m exhausted! Today I get to go back to work for the first time in two weeks and catch up on the indecent amount of emails I’m sure I have waiting in my inbox. While on vacation I got a chance to read a bunch of books, some of which you’ll see reviewed on my blog. Here’s a brief look into what’s on my kindle.

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Made in Manhattan is a fun, lighthearted Eliza Doolittle romance. It was perfect for a vacation because it was easy to follow regardless of how many times I was interrupted and had to put it down. I really enjoyed this one!

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A new novel in the romantic science fiction genre. I have enjoyed this author’s previous series and this one is off to a very quick start. In fact, I woke up at 430p this morning and started reading it again. LOL

I haven’t checked in with you all in a couple of weeks so I’d love to hear what you have been reading. Let me know in the comments!

Have a great Monday and happy reading!

Deb

It’s Monday, what are you reading? (11/29/21)

I love the long Thanksgiving weekend. With the exception of spending time in the kitchen it’s all about relaxing. We even put up our tree last weekend so that chore was checked off the list. What have I been doing? You got it! Reading! Here’s what I’ve been reading.

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My favorite writing duo dropped a book from an old series last week and I eagerly dove into it this weekend. It’s novella length so it didn’t take me long to read, but it was a fun new world to relearn and the characters were great!

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The series that got me started with binging Kristen Ashley novels. It’s been awhile since I’ve read these so I decided to read one or two. They are so fun!

Now that you know what’s on my coffee table, what books did you read this weekend?

Happy Monday!

Deb

It’s Monday, what are you reading? (11/15/21)

I have a few weeks in between ARC’s and am reading entirely for pleasure this week. I’ve started up an old Kristen Ashley series and have read a couple from the Burg, which is fun to revisit. I’ve also just finished a book by Helena Hunting, not an author that I’ve read a lot of and was pleasantly surprised. Let’s get to it!

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The first in the All In series, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked the characters. Lainey had anxiety issues which our hero RJ handled extremely well. He was the type of guy who likes to be needed. The basis of the book is that they met and he didn’t tell her that he was a pro hockey player and that lie caused difficulties down the road. It was a kind of simple story but when the characters are interesting that can make a simple story interesting.

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I can honestly say that I don’t remember this book at all. I often revisit KA’s novels, but I don’t think I’ve read since it initially came out in 2011! I do enjoy this author’s earlier books when they had a heck of a plot AND a romance. This novel seems to follow that format as well and I’m digging in and will enjoy it fully.

Do you ever revisit favorite books or series? Which books do you like to re-read. Let me know in the comments.

Happy Monday and happy reading!

Deb

It’s Monday, what are you reading? (11/1/21)

It was a perfect fall weekend, just begging for me to spend time outside, so I spent it inside reading! LOL. I was a serious couch potato this weekend and enjoyed it so much!

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A really entertaining and quick read. A Twist of Fate was a haunting mystery and our heroine had an enduring love that survived throughout the centuries. What more could you ask for?

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I started this audiobook on my walk this morning. I’ll admit this one’s a re-read. I really enjoy the mysteries in this series and Anna and Charles as a couple evolve over the length of the series. It’s deftly written and really great!

Have a wonderful Monday! I hope you don’t miss that book you put down last night too much. 🙂

Deb

It’s Monday, what are you reading? (10/18/21)

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. The weather here in Nashville was gorgeous and I did get outside quite a bit, which meant I slowed down on my reading a little. I’ll catch you up real quick.

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I am a huge fan of Patricia Brigg’s Mercy Thompson series but have put off listening to these short stories despite having purchased the audiobook. It does include the origin story of Briggs’ Alpha and Omega series and how Charles and Anna first met. I’ve heard that story before and looked forward to hearing it again. There were a couple that weren’t as interesting to me, probably because I couldn’t remember how the characters had interacted with Mercy’s stories but some were quite interesting and I enjoyed them tremendously! All in all a really good book!

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I’m a huge fan of Kelley Armstrong and after being selected to read the ARC of the second novel in this series I realized I had never read the first! I used an Audible credit and am so enjoying this book! It’s a mystery/time travel/love story and the narrator has done an excellent job giving all of these characters their voices. I’m almost done with it and am looking forward to reading that next novel!

I hope you all had a great weekend! If you’d care to share what book you are reading, please do!

Deb

It’s Monday, what are you reading? (10/11/21)

Last week was a busy one with three ARC’s (Advanced Reader Copy) due so my reading choices were not my own. Well, technically I did sign up for those reviews, but it’s always nice to read because you feel like reading, not because you have to read something because you said you would. I’m sure you all feel the same way. So without have a clock ticking on my reading habits, what did I do? I read ahead to an ARC that’s due on 10/19. LOL. To be fair this was a book where I like the series and was looking forward to reading the most recent book, so it wasn’t really a hardship. Let’s catch up! Here are the books being checked off my TBR.

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I’m drawn to this series because they are lighthearted romances set in a little town that puts on an annual Renaissance festival. Well Met was the first book and I loved it. I’ve gotten to know these characters so I’m pretty invested even though books 2 and 3 have not been quite as good as the first. Well Matched was Mitch’s story and I was curious how it would play out. You’ll have to read my review to find out!

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This novel was written in 2019 and has been on my library TBR since I saw a blogger write about it. I like to read young adult books occasionally for a change of pace and this story about a deaf high school student who moves across country and has to go to school in a regular school sounded like it might broaden my horizons a little. I, too have a small hearing problem, and while I am not deaf, just hearing impaired, I enjoy reading true representation stories and am curious to see how she learns to navigate high school life with this kind of challenge. I just started it and will add it to my review. Stay tuned!

This week is going to have its own challenges and having a good book waiting for me at home helps me get through the long days. Do you feel the same? Which book is waiting for you to pick it up after a long day at work?

Happy Monday and happy reading!

Deb

It’s Monday, what are you reading? (10/4/21)

This weekend I read a romance, a fantasy, and listened to one of my all time favorite women’s fiction novels. What a great weekend of reading! Let’s get down to it!

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I love Margaret Rogerson’s novels and while this one started a bit slower and was a LOT darker, I really loved the unlikely heroine that Artemisia ended up being. I wish I knew who the cover artist is so I could throw out a big kudos. This cover got the feeling of the novel, spot on!

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This is the second novel in the Kingdom of Cards series and it’s just as magical as the first. It starts off quickly and I’m not having trouble picking up where the story leaves off.

If Monday is your favorite day of the week, kudos to you! I hate Mondays because most of the time I’m in the middle of reading a book and I’d much rather stay on the couch finishing up that novel. What book is pulling your attention away from work today?

Happy Monday!

Deb

It’s Monday, what are you reading? (9/20/21)

I love it when I have a couple or weeks between ARC’s and I can read any book I want with no restrictions. I’ll sometimes read the strangest things just because I was curious. I read Regine Abel’s 2nd novel in the science fiction Prime Mating Agency. It was a little out there with the alien race being snake humanoid’s and guys it was a romance. Kind of wild! LOL. I also read an older Jill Shalvis novel that has been on my TBR. What else did I read? Check it out, below!

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The second novel in the River Rain series. This book just came out at the beginning of the month and as I do almost all of her books, I pre-ordered it. I really enjoyed the heroine and this story. Sometimes you don’t know what you’re going to get with a Kristen Ashley novel. Well, let me re-phrase. You know you’ll get sex scenes but you don’t know if you’ll get a good story to go with them. Chasing Serenity had a great story too! yay!

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I just realized I didn’t read the pre-quel novel to this one. Stop the presses! I have started this book but I’m going to put it down and pick up Just Folking Around. How did I miss this one?

Penny Reid writes the most charming novels so really no-harm no foul.

What books are you reading? Anything you’d like to share?

Have a great Monday!

Deb

It’s Monday, what are you reading? (8/16/21)

This past week saw my first foray back into an office environment. Although my company has opted for a hybrid setting, two days in the office and one day at home. It was good to see everyone face to face, although really we only see people’s eyes nowadays since we’re all masked up in person, but that camaraderie is hard to replace over a Zoom call. LOL. I don’t know about you, but I must be one of the few who enjoy working at home more than I do in the office. I relish the quiet and being able to make a business call without having 20 people listen in on my phone conversation. What does this have to do with what I read this week? Well, I used my audiobook to cut out the conversation around me and finished up a fun science fiction novel. Let’s get to discussing books!

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I previously read this novel but listening to it was a lot of fun too. It’s very fast-paced and our main character is troubled but has a great heart. She grew a lot in this novel, but having read the series I know that her future also has a lot of person growth which I love. There is also a romance component to this series, which adds some sizzle, but honestly the action scenes were what I loved about these novels the most. Check it out if you haven’t read it, this series is a blast!

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This novel is falls into the romantic suspense genre, which was a perfect sequé from the action-packed fantasy novel I had just finished. I’m about 40% into it and the story starts out fast which our heroine under fire. I have recently discovered Adriana Anders with the first novel in this series and really enjoy her quick and easy style of writing! This is book two so look up the first “Whiteout” if you want to jump into the series. It’s good!

You can see I’m all about the action this week! What genre of book has caught your attention this week? Is it good? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Happy Monday and happy reading!

Deb