This Chick Read: Kristen Callihan’s Game On series


Leading up to the Christmas holiday I read the third book in Kristen Callihan‘s Game On series called The Game Plan.  When I checked out this book on my Overdrive app, I’ll admit that I read the synopsis because the cover art drew me in.  Usually I’m not drawn to the naked chest covers.  I mean, I look, because who doesn’t! Continue reading “This Chick Read: Kristen Callihan’s Game On series”

This Chick Read: Bewitched and Betrayed by Lisa Shearin

Over the Christmas holiday I needed to branch out and read a novel that didn’t have a man’s naked chest on the cover.  I was in the middle of reading Kristen Callihan‘s Game on series, and was finding it really hard to put down.  The men were fine, the women were strong and the sex was great.  However, as much as I love the romance genre, I couldn’t bring myself to flaunt those naked male chests, as fabulous as they were, Continue reading “This Chick Read: Bewitched and Betrayed by Lisa Shearin”

This Chick Read: A Race to Splendor by Ciji Ware

I was recommended this book by Goodreads because I’ve read and liked books by Susanna Kearsley and Diana Gabaldon.  All of these authors write historical fiction, but that’s the only commonality I see. Kearsley’s novels are richly detailed and emotionally impactful and Gabaldon’s historical research gives her novels depth Continue reading “This Chick Read: A Race to Splendor by Ciji Ware”

This Chick Read- Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews

Sweep in Peace is the second book in the Innkeeper series by Ilona Andrews and the synopsis below is from the website Ilona-Andrews.com.

Dina DeMille doesn’t run your typical Bed and Breakfast. Her inn is a living entity that defies laws of physics, her fluffy dog is secretly a monster, and the only paying guest is a former Galactic tyrant with a price on her head. But the inn needs guests to thrive, and guests have been scarce, so when an Arbitrator shows up at Dina’s door and asks her to host a peace summit between three warring species, she jumps on the chance. Continue reading “This Chick Read- Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews”

This Chick Read: Gail Carriger-Manners and Mutiny

How amazing would it be if you were a teenage girl sent to finishing school as punishment, but were in fact being sent to an Espionage school, in a dirigible!  This is the case for Sophronia, and the other young ladies sent to Madame Geraldine’s in the Finishing school series.  A prequel to the Parasol Protectorate series, this is the last of four books. Continue reading “This Chick Read: Gail Carriger-Manners and Mutiny”

This Chick Read: Eileen Wilks- Mind Magic

Mind Magic is book #12 in the World of the Lupi series, and if you haven’t read the others, you really need to read them in order because Eileen Wilks closely intertwines her characters, with storylines continuing from one book into another. Continue reading “This Chick Read: Eileen Wilks- Mind Magic”

This Chick Read: Shannon Stacey’s Undeniably Yours

I have mixed feelings about today.  It’s Thanksgiving, and my husband and I were supposed to be on the road to be with my family in the mountains in North Carolina.  However, we found out this weekend that there was a mixup with the property management company and they rented our house to someone else.  So, our plans have changed.   Continue reading “This Chick Read: Shannon Stacey’s Undeniably Yours”

This Chick Read: Named of the Dragon-Susanna Kearsley

Reading a Susanna Kearsley novel reminds me a bit of watching a period piece movie like Sense and Sensibility, or Two Rooms with a view.  At first I am sitting beside myself, my brain still turning about what happened at work that day, or a conversation I had with my husband over breakfast, but after a few moments, the descriptions of the city, the dialogue between characters, inserts itself into my mind until I am living it with them. Continue reading “This Chick Read: Named of the Dragon-Susanna Kearsley”

This Chick Read: The Guardians Trilogy or Cousins O’Dwyer?

Is it just me, or does Nora Roberts new novel Stars of Fortune: Book one of the Guardians Trilogy seem very similar to her Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy? In Stars of Fortune, the six protagonists are strangers who “find” each other in Greece, where we find out, each of them are looking for the same ancient relic.  This is, of course, a love story, Continue reading “This Chick Read: The Guardians Trilogy or Cousins O’Dwyer?”

This Chick Read: I want to be Cormoran Strike’s girl Friday!

I initially picked up Robert Galbraith’s Cuckoo’s Calling because I was a fan of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series.  The Cormoran Strike series is written with the same kind of detail we came to love from the Harry Potter books. That detail made them so much more than just children’s novels.  Galbraith’s London, in which Cormoran Strike lives, is disillusioned, painful and muddy. Continue reading “This Chick Read: I want to be Cormoran Strike’s girl Friday!”