Between the covers book club

Hello, Ladies 🙂

The ONLY good thing about getting a cold is that you end up with lots of time to read. And that’s precisely what I did this week as I struggled to breathe through my blocked nostrils! So, we have lots to talk about for this Book Club post.

But first, I came across this clip: a guy now famous for making a man-bun! Watch carefully….

Did you see it? Did you see how quick he is?? LOL!

Another post that caught my eye was this genius idea from Afrique Femme….

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Yes, why not carry your box wine in an elegant handbag and have access to your vino – any place, any time?! LOL!

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This week I read:

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Naughty King by Michelle A. Valentine, book one in the A Sexy Manhattan Fairytale series, was not for me. The book has some merit but bitchy men is simply not my thing no matter how skilled they may be.

Ms. Manwhore by Katy Evans, book two point five in the Manwhore series, was cute but had little substance if you exclude the heat between the sheets. Despite it being a novella, I would have loved to have seen some drama in the run-up to their wedded bliss.

Claimed by Elle Kennedy, book one in the Outlaws series was AWESOME. This type of read it right up my literary alley – delicious tension, a touch of menage (oh holy hotness!) and a whole lot of action. This book is not your average brazillionaire-meets-timid-girl-and-turns-in-his-playboy-card read. Instead, our book Mc Hottie is a bad-boy hailing from a post apocalyptic earth, though it doesn’t fall in the futuristic or supernatural genre. I liked it so much I’m giving it my Best of the Best award, but with a side note that this kind of story might not appeal to all of you.

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Currently I’m reading:

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More Than Music by Elizabeth Briggs, book one in the Chasing the Dream series, so far, is pretty cute….

On my shelf I have:

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Colton’s Deep Cover (Deep) by Elle Kennedy and The House by Christina and Lauren. I’m looking forward to the latter as the horror theme seems to be an absolute departure from their normal, sweet-side-of-love style…

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 LOL! 😉

Have a great weekend, girls. Don’t forget to share your latest reads with us! 

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44 thoughts on “Between the covers book club

  1. Sharon says:

    LOL – I love Brock and his Buns!! He has made quite the hit here in the US and is showing off his Buns on various shows. He said he knew he had to do something different to get attention – Zowsa! Cheers for his innovation and his ManBuns!! And don’t you just love the name “Brock”? Sounds like Romance novel stuff for sure!!
    Reading heaven this month as I continue with all things Tiffany Reisz. Finished the Angel (possibly my favorite of the series), and am almost through the Prince. So funny…I’m reading and just pouting, “I want Nora with Wesley…but I also want Nora with Soren.” And I know exactly what happens with all of them. But the story just sucks you right back in.
    Reminds me of watching the movie “Titanic”, and just leaning sideways in my seat to help the ship miss the big iceburg. Damned if it didn’t sink despite all of my help!!
    Happy reading, everyone! I’m sure enjoying knowing exactly what I’m reading for a while. Next month, I’m back to the angst of decision making again.

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    • Monique Lain says:

      Yessss, Sharon! Brock is definitely a bodice-ripper name! LOL! Him and his buns are very entertaining. I think I should watch it a few more times, just to be sure I can copy his technique… 😉 Oh and double yes for conflicting love choices for Nora!!! Wesley vs Soren… Now that’s a decision I’m not sure I can make but I would LOVE to try! 😉

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  2. Cathy says:

    Monique, have you read Cherise Sinclair Masters of the Shadowlands series? I’ ve been ruined by her books, no others come close to these stories and characters as you get pulled in to this series. Loved all 10 of them!♡♡♡

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  3. Katherine says:

    morning folks, I read more than I thought I would last week.
    I finished Inhibitions by Kimberly Bracco, enjoyed it and because of the way the author left it had to get book 2 Unrestricted straight away which I absolutely loved couldn’t put it down and read it over 2 days so not much sleep went on! The series was finished with a novella called Freed. Book 1 and book 3 have a few similarities to FSOG, not too many compared to some of the books we’ve read.
    I would recommend this series and will be looking for more from this author

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    • Monique Lain says:

      Oh! I’ll go check that out, Katherine. Sounds good! Thank you for a lovely share 🙂

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      • MAC says:

        Me checking it put too… ❤

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        • MAC says:

          Cannot find Kimberly Bracco on Kobo 😦

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          • Monique Lain says:

            FYI, I’m halfway though and its real dirty. Not sure if that’s something that’ll bother you.

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            • Casey says:

              What does that mean Monique? Aren’t all these books dirty??!!

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              • Monique Lain says:

                LOL! That’s a good question, Casey! This, please note, only reflects my own, personal opinion. Let’s start with FSOG. Erika set the gold standard in good-girl erotica by avoiding the actual names for the sexy bits, therefore, it should be simple enough to say that “dirty” is when the author actually uses those names. But nothing in life is ever that clear cut, and if you’ve read as many of these books as I have, you begin to see a pattern. It’s hard to define. I don’t mean to say that if you write “pussy” your story is dirty and by that same token, I’ve read “dirty” books that do well in avoiding the obvious, but there is a class of book, a type of erotica, where it almost seems as if the author tries to squeeze as many “naughty words” as they can into text believing that that is what makes a love scene sexy, people sexy. It becomes completely contrived. I understand that it may ring some folk’s bells and that’s okay. We’re ALL about ALL kinds of loving here, but in an effort to express myself and my feelings toward a book, I need words that tell you what I think. Saying a book is dirty is my way of telling you that I feel that this writer could have done more with her story had she cooled a little on the body part/swearing grammar. Hope that clears it up for you 😉

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              • Monique Lain says:

                Ps: And no, Casey. I truly don’t think they are all dirty. When people meet and they fall in love, they have sex. The connection between them and ALL the expressions of that connection, including sex, is beautiful. What I find hard to swallow is mindless fucking.

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  4. Katherine says:

    Oh meant to ask does anyone know when we are getting the final part to Bang and Echo?

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  5. gabyaveledo says:

    Jajajajajajajaa you should follow Brock O’horn on Facebook and Instagram! Its like eye candy, just waiting for you on social media! My 4 year old uses manbuns, and my Mother in law does not give me hell, because I showed her how appealing the look can be, thanks to Brock! In another topic, you should read Neanderthal seeks Human, by Penny Reid. Really funny and smart. There is no over the top sex, but they are really fun characters!

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  6. crystal says:

    Hi Mon and Ladies
    Well this has been the week from hell. Hubby had a heart attack on Tuesday and was airlifted to a major metro heart hospital. With the quick thinking of the local emergancy dept and getting him to the heart hospital they were able to put a stint in a 99% blocked artery and he has no heart damage. He is home doing great
    This week reading has been slow. I finished Cherise Sinclair “Edge of the Enforcer” I give it a 4.5-5. Great read with the main guy being a BDSM sadist who likes to beat men but fuck women. Some of the toys and other activities were new to me, so I did some research. Causing wet panties. Ha. The main female is on the run from the law so lots of mistery.
    Last week I reread Cherise Sinclair “My Liege of Dark Haven”. I had given it a hard review and had to take a step back to rethink it cause I have loved all of Cherise Sinclair book . I still don’t think its ranks in the top 10 of her books but after a second reread I would give it 3.5-4.
    I received the “This Man” series and plan on starting it today.
    Oh and for those of you who are wondering heart dr. says can have sex when ready and with the extra blood flow sex might even be better. Just no major kinky sex for a while.
    Have a good week.
    Crystal
    USA

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    • Sharon says:

      Crystal, so sorry to hear about the heart attack, but sounds like your hubster got amazing results!! Beaming prayers toward health, healing and continued kinky sex your way!!

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    • Monique Lain says:

      Aww, Crystal! That’s horrible! I’m so sorry you had to go through that but thank the Lord he seems to be recovering well and no doubt, his wife playing “nurse” will help him even more! The stints are wonderful tools, so hopefully he’ll be right as rain and rearing to go very shortly! I hope you enjoy the This Man series! I love Jesse! Which one of Cherise’s books would you call the best?

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      • crystal says:

        There are so many of Cherise’s books I love equally, but if I have to pick one it would be “If Only”. Sally meets and marries her two FBI Doms Gaylen and Vance. The sex, the taming of Sally, the love these two men have for each other (they are not gay) and Sally and the computer cracking crime ring is all in all wonderful. Shit makes me want to read it again.
        I have also ordered on my Ipad the first of the Club Destiny you recom a long time ago.
        Give Cherise a try again.
        So funny I have Soren’s last name and Ms Sinclair first name.
        Crystal
        USA

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        • Monique Lain says:

          Thank you. I should give her another go. And I LOOOVE a good 3-way! Oh my… 😉 Ha!! What a coincidence on the names, Crystal!

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        • Monique Lain says:

          Hey Crystal! How is your hubby doing? I’ve been thinking about you all week. I’m reading a book rec from MAC ATM and I just read a line in there that I thought was written just for you. Picture this: two girlfriends chatting about the one’s new boyfriend and the friend trying to talk the girl into sleeping with him: “Tall, dark and handsome looks like he’s packing a donkey dick” LOL! Thought you might like that! From Wrong by Jana Aston 😉

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    • MAC says:

      Sorry about your week Crystal… But glad hubby is home.

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  7. MAC says:

    Well. My my naughty Monique… Read “Claimed”. Loved it. At first I thought hmmm… Futuristic might not be for me but holding firmly onto Moniques reader-coat tail I read on…By chapter 4-ish I was all in. Thank you for that girlfriend.
    I read… “Redemption” second book to “Vicious Cycle” – Katie Ashley and it was not as good as first but hey we can’t all be. I do have “Betrayal” by Aleatha Romig waiting along with “Wrong” by Jana Aston.
    I was off this week so did get to also finish “Bastard” which was quite a nice read… Sometimes I just need less drama!! Hard to believe I know.

    Stay safe ladies… ❤

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    • Monique Lain says:

      I know what you mean with the “less drama”, girlfriend! We have MORE than enough IRL! I’m so glad you enjoyed Claimed! Yes, at first the setting took a bit to get used to but I’m glad I did! Hopefully you’ve had a good rest! 😉 Great share, thank you!

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  8. MAC says:

    Hey LOGS read a great little funny, sexed up book “Wrong” by Jana Aston. The male lead is hot hot hot – just the way we like. It is a easy read with a good plotline and I found myself laughing aloud. I like to share those with you all … In case so,eone needs a sexy laugh!!

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  9. MAC says:

    Help me!!! Sorry Ladies just soooo damn frustrated. Went into Kindle to snap up “Inhibitions” so it gave me a sample and now won’t let me buy the bloody book!! Grr. I tried amazon and it says not available. Kindle says only available under “kindleunlimited” which only costs 9.99 monthly plus the price of the book!! Really. Never had such a hard time. 😦 Anybody got a secret for getting the 2 books listed as gotta gets by my ladies??? They are not in Ibooks or Kobo either. Can you see my tears!!

    DRAMA… Hugs.

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    • Monique Lain says:

      Ug! I’m so sorry that you’re so frustrated! Nothing like tech issues to spoil one’s day!! I’ve found that getting instant chat support from the Kindle site is very useful when I’ve had issues on the site, but I think you have to be on a laptop/desktop to do that. But hopefully you’ve managed to sort it by now.

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  10. Casey says:

    Hi Monique, I couldn’t read your replies on my iphone so had to wait until I was on my computer! Thanks for defining what you meant by dirty. I’m afraid I was brought up as a good little Catholic girl so all of these books seem dirty to me by virtue (ironic, I know) of the fact that there is so much explicit sex in them. I had to become accustomed to the language as well. You’re right in that sex is beautiful when people fall in love but in reality, most of these stories are about people having sex and then falling in love after the fact….which is probably realistic in many people’s lives but not as sweet and wholesome as I’m used to. I have really enjoyed re-reading the Gabriel’s Inferno Trilogy this last week or so and even though I missed some of the mechanics of the bedroom action, the love story really drew me in again. It made me think that Ana giving it up so quickly on FSOG isn’t really as realistic as Julia waiting given that they’re both virgins. I started reading This Man again yesterday and at first found the language and the scenes quite jarring after the beauty and love of the GI series…..I know Crossfire has a lot of language in there too but I’ve got to say that once I’ve read the f*** word, all the other words including c*** just fly over my head! I’m just a romantic by heart but I’m learning to love more and more spice with every book ;-)! Cxx

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    • Monique Lain says:

      I don’t mind the terminology as much as I have an issue with mindless f@cking. I really don’t like the books where they jump right in and off the bat it’s downright dirty. I love, more than anything, to see a connection between characters swell and build until it explodes into loving coupling. That’s not to say it can’t be hard or rough, but still. I read these books because I love the love, the connection. And I know only too well with what you mean by good girl. I like to think of myself like that, for the most part at least 😉 Bring on the romance! You should also check out Beautiful Player by Christina Lauren if you loooove the romance 😉

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      • Casey says:

        Ha ha……good to know I’m not the only innocent around here! I don’t think I’ve read any books where they jump into the dirty stuff straight away without the connection….which ones are you referring to? Although, they do jump in fairly quickly in FSOG, Crossfire, This Man and the Shadowlands which is set in a sex club. It makes me wonder what it is that women find sexy about these men who are sex gods? I mean, in real life I would be appalled at how many notches these BBFs have on their bedposts. Is that why you didn’t like One Night? I haven’t read it but I’ve gathered that he’s some kind of escort….?

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        • Monique Lain says:

          Mmhhh… I’m not sure I’d call myself innocent! I’ve written the equivalent of 4 books of erotica (or at least Adult Fiction) in Meander, so I don’t think that’s quite the right word for me! Whahaha!
          This last one I abandoned, the one I said was dirty: Inhibitions by Kimberly Brocco, jumped into it feet first with utter abandon…
          No, that’s not why I didn’t like One Night Promised. Again, I felt nothing for the characters, no connection between them. I don’t know, sometimes it’s hard to put into words why you can’t get into a book, or worse still, why you HATE it.
          Personally I don’t have a problem with an experienced man, but perhaps the owner of a sex club, a la Jesse, would be a tad much for me to handle emotionally. But it sure is fun imagining!

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  11. Casey says:

    Ha ha, I understand! I loved your Meander! Yes, Jesse was super intense and I think I would be frightened with that much intensity in real life! But here I am, reading all about him again! Cxx

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