Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗

Already our stores are packed with Christmas goodies, so I guess the end of the year is near. Wow. It sure has flown by. What have you been up to this week?

I found this clip, an edit of both the current teaser trailers for Freed:

Not sure if it shows us anything more, but good to share while we wait for the official full trailer in November.

I’ve taken the plunge and subscribed to Passionflix simply to watch Hollywood Dirt. I will let you know my thoughts when I’ve found the time to watch it. 😉


This week I read:

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Two is a Lie and Three is a War by Pam Godwin, book 2 and 3 in the Tangled Lies series. As I mentioned last week, this author certainly captured my attention, but at times, not for the right reasons. The female protagonist was extremely poorly developed, but the plot elements were solid. As a fellow writer I was very curious to see where she went with her tangled trio. She does write beautifully, her words painting a vibrant, interesting story, but ultimately the plausibility of the characters let her down. A good recommendation if you enjoy boatloads of angst and drama.

Friends Without Benefits by Penny Reid, book 2 in the Knitting in the City series, was a stellar read. I loved everything about it and I especially enjoyed Penny getting a little more adventurous when it came to the love scenes. 😉

Currently I’m reading:

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Cole by J. B. Hartnett, book 2 in The Leaves series and Love Hacked by Penny Reid, book 3 in the Knitting in the City series.

On my shelf I have:


Ruthless King by Meghan March, book 1 the Mount Trilogy.

I’ll leave you with something important to ponder:


Because language is organic and new words keep things fresh. LOL! 😂

Have a fantastic week, girls. Let me know if you find anything AMAZING!

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Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗

I hope you’ve had a lovely week. It was another busy one for me but delightfully capped with spring showers this weekend. Perfect for reading.

So, from your comments, I see we have A LOT of opposing feelings regarding Christian’s version of Darker. As much as I would like Erika bring it in spades with this new edition, I’m not very hopeful. But, undoubtedly, I’ll buy and read the moment it hits the virtual stands. It’s not yet available for pre-order, but click here to add it to your Amazon wish list. 

Then, I found this: Beyonce’s Sweet Dreams. It’s a great choice for the movie, I think. 

I’ve heard very little about Passionflix so far but I see Hollywood Dirt – the movie – is finally here. I’m super curious to hear your thoughts and if it’s worth subscribing to this new streaming company. See how to subscribe here if you’re keen to learn more.

This week I read:


Mischief by Tiffany Reisz is a very cute novella featuring Nora and her delectable toy-boy, Nico. As far as I’m concerned you can NEVER go wrong with the evergreen Ms Reisz.

Hard Ball by C. D. Reiss was a lovely read. A good story, well written. What more can a girl ask for?

One is a Promise by Pam Godwin, book 1 in the Tangled Lies series, was a very interesting read for me. Interesting because the book was filled with contradictions, ones I have to admit, would probably not bother most folks the way they bother me. So please take the negative part of my review with a pinch of salt. Firstly, for me, the female protagonist was really hard to swallow. Her personality was so incongruous it made her implausible. Secondly I found some major plot holes that bugged the hell out of me. This didn’t mesh well with the author’s moments of brilliant writing or the exciting story line. Strange, right? Nevertheless, the intrigue was more than enough to make me hit that one click button for book 2. Take note that book 1 ends on a helluva’ cliffy and you should most definitely read this range in sequence. This was a rec from Diane – thank you, girlfriend. I always like getting book lovin’ advice from you guys. 👍🏻

Currently I’m reading:


Two is a Lie by Pam Godwin, book 2 in the Tangled Lies series and Friends Without Benefits by Penny Reid, book 2 in the Knitting in the City series.

Here’s a word of advice on useful vegetables….

Truth! LOL! 😂😂

Hopefully we can all recharge for the coming week with an awesome-sauce book. See ya’ next week, girls.

Darker – Christian’s POV

Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗

Just woke up to this bit of delightful news….

And much earlier than the originally indicated 2018 date! Yay! 🎉

I sincerely hope it’s not just a regurgitation of mirrored words again. 

Let me know what you think, girls. Are we stoked or not? 

Between the covers book club 

Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗
We’ve had our first spring rains and a few days of super high temperatures, so summer is well and truly On. The. Way. Yay! 🎉

I had a lovely reading week, but we’ll get to that in a bit.
Don’t you just love how FSOG has permeated our culture? It’s touched so many things. One might even say it’s become the benchmark for kink to those who don’t practice the lifestyle. Dancing With The Sars is no exception as it gets the Fifty treatment with this dance’s steamy start in an elevator…

Oh-la-la! 😉

And in the interest of public safety I thought I’d share this gun safety commercial….

Oh dear. Can you imagine?? 😂☺️ Thank you, Katherine for keeping us safe! 😉

This week I read:


Dear Bridget, I Want You by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward was great. I’ve come to expect good things from this duo and they delivered exactly that.

Neanderthal Marries Human by Penny Reid, book 1.5 in the Knitting in the City series, was another top shelf read. This author’s imagination is amazing.

The Scent of Winter by Tiffany Reisz, book 6.2 in the Original Sinners series, blew me away. Tiffany ALWAYS brings it. Whether the book is a doorstop or a short novella, as is the case with this one, she never wastes a wonderful, wicked word.

Racer by Katy Evans, book 7 in the Real series, was interesting. I’m not exactly sure how to feel about this one. On the one hand, technically, it should be a futuristic novel. With Remy and Brooke’s son all grown up we’re looking 22 years ahead, yet there was NOTHING to indicate a future time. She wrote it as a current, contemporary novel. I find this strange but I’m almost certain most readers that aren’t purist in this regard wouldn’t find it a bother in the least. On the other hand, she made a good effort to recapture the intensity she had so well pegged with Remy and Brooke. If I had any complaint I’d say that perhaps she tried a little too hard. Nevertheless, I enjoyed it and would certainly recommend it if Real was a series you loved.

Currently I’m reading:


Mischief by Tiffany Reisz, a (free) novella featuring Nora and Nico and Hardball by C. D. Reiss.

In closing I’ll bid you farewell with what happens when your have boys on your mind…

LOL! 😂😂

Have a great week, girls. Hope you find joy in a lovely book!

Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗

Thank goodness for weekends, huh? Phew! Luckily I had a sensational reading week to make up for the week’s craziness. 🎉

I happened across this bizarrely naughty site by accident and couldn’t help but share. South Korea has a penis park! Haesinang is a… uhm… progressive museum stemming from a folklore tragedy that celebrates the mighty phallus…



Seems like a fun place, right? Crystal, if you wanted big, here you go, girlfriend! LOL! 😉

This week I read:


King of Code by C. D. Reiss was a delightful story from this smart writer. I loved every bit of it. It sported a refreshing, well researched theme plus delectable hot lovin’. I especially liked that the whole book was written from the male protagonist’s point of view. It gets the BIG thumbs up from me despite a little plot hole near the end.

Raw Heat by Cherrie Lynn, book 3 in the Larson Brothers series was also excellent. As the name implies, deliciously raw and very entertaining. And dark Damien is yummy book boyfriend material, just like his two brothers. #GoodStuff

Currently I’m reading:


Dear Bridget, I Want You by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland, a couple of authors that never fail in the writing sense plus book cover department, and Neanderthal Marries Human by Penny Reid, book 1.5 in the Knitting in the City series.

On my shelf I have:

The Scent of Winter by Tiffany Reisz, book 6.2 in the Original Sinners series.

And with that, let’s look at what magnificent reads October will bring:

Hopefully that’ll give you some “one-click” inspiration. Please note that the screenshots are taken from the Goodreads site.

Then, may I ask if any of you have read Racer by Katy Evans yet? I LOVED the Real series, but since then Katy’s not been able to capture my heart so completely. This one is sorta’ a sequel to Real as it features Brooke and Remy’s son, Racer. I’m super curious, particularly considering the timeline. As Real was a contemporary series, this one should technically be a futuristic novel. Let me know your thoughts, please. 😋

I’ll leave you with this cute meme:


Happy Sunday and happy reading, girls.



Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗

How was your week? My few days of rest flew by, but it was lovely to have a little break. 👍🏻

Of course, since the teaser trailer dropped, I’ve come across some fun edits. The first is the teaser accompanied by The Weeknd’s Nothing Without You:

And here’s a clip featuring some text from the book:

This one is completely unrelated to Fifty but funny nonetheless. I bet the wedded folks amongst us can relate. Thank you, Sharon for the marriage porn:

LOL! 😂😂

This week I read:

Him by Sabrina Bowen and Elle Kennedy, book 1 in the Him series, as mentioned last week, was my first forray into the world of M/M. I thoroughly enjoyed it and the romantic aspect was a pleasant surprise considering the theme.

Currently I’m reading:


Raw Heat by Cherrie Lynn, Book 3 in the Larson Brothers series and King of Code by C. D. Reiss.

On my shelf I have:

Dear Bridget, I Want You by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland. I love this duo so I’m looking forward to this one.

Who says losing your head over a girl is a bad idea? Not this guy…

LOL!  😂😂

Have a beautiful week, girls. Drop by and let us know what you’re reading.

Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗

How was your week? Mine was nuts, but luckily I’m enjoying a short break now. Whoo-hoo! #LoveSchoolHolidays 😉

Last week I mentioned Goodreads’ 2018 release date for Freed from Christian’s POV, but Erika’s site says “sometime in 2017”. This week saw her bidding “adieu” to the NY offices of Penguin Random House (her publishers) on Instagram to much speculation around the next instalment of Grey. Perhaps we WILL see it before the year is out after all. 🤔

Also, I posted a short teaser followed by another clip which I believed was the actual trailer. Apparently I jumped the gun.

The longer clip was actually the teaser trailer and the shorter clip, well, I guess was the teaser’s teaser trailer?? 😂 It’s interesting to note that this time the teaser trailer is much, much longer than it was for the other two movies. Maybe it’s because the film is already in the can, or it could be because of the flagging interest in the coming Freed movie. Either way, I’m very curious to know what’s up with the wedding dress hanging from the chandelier in the opening scene. That’s just plain weird! Here it is again if you missed it the first time:

And if you’ve been following the Seattle Independent Press site, don’t forget to check out the latest developments. 

Then, adult toy company, Lovehoney launched their Fifty Shades Freed collection.

Lots of deep purple fun to be had, it seems. 😉

This week I read:


Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid, book 1 in the Knitting in the City series was another spectacular book from this offbeat author. A smart romance indeed, but, as a side note, the bedroom antics were very lite – implied rather than explicit. Nevertheless, I went onto my favourites shelf because it literally made me laugh out loud. 👍🏻

Fallen Heir by Erin Watt, book 4 in The Royals series was an excellent addition to this range. I enjoyed seeing the middle Royal’s intense struggle to find himself.

Currently I’m reading:

Him by Sabrina Bowen and Elle Kennedy, book 1 in the Him series. Yes, ladies. You are not seeing things. I’ve taken the plunge into the world of M/M. Let’s see how I go…. 😳

On my shelf I have:

Neanderthal Marries Human by Penny Reid, book 1.5 in the Knitting in the City series.

Katherine shared this delightful little bit of brave humanity…

Whahahahaha! 😂😂😂

Until next time, girls. Have a stunning reading week.