Between the covers book club

Hello, lovely ladies 🙂

So? How was your week? Read anything interesting? I bit the bullet this week and dipped my toes into something a bit darker. Go me!

But first, let’s look at some news, shall we?

It seems that filming is wrapping up for all but the few actors heading to France for the Honeymoon scenes, and evidently, the reportedly close-knit crew is finding it hard to say goodbye to the FSOG saga. Thanks to Susan I have this pic from @fsog_greysessed that hints at the camaraderie on set. 


This week also saw some Red Room pics as Christian and Ana further explored the decadent world of BDSM…

red room

Just Jared reports on Amelia and Dakota sharing a meal amidst the rumour mill’s upsetting stories of Jamie and Dakota being more than just co-stars. Believe it or not, but there are actually people called “Damies” who are rooting for the dissolution of Jamie’s marriage so that “Christian and Ana” can finally be together. So sad. I for one hope the marriage stays strong. If you consider the real-life logistics of filing a movie like this, plus all the crazy rumors, you can only imagine what a trying time this must have been for a committed relationship. 

amelia and dakota

Lastly, the 50 Shades of Grey Support page on Facebook shared this beautiful poster:

ana poster

Dramatic, huh? 😉

goodreads png

Before we start with the book club portion, I’ve been asked to put my Goodreads star ratings along with my reviews here on the blog. You should see it as gold stars at the bottom of the book cover pics. I’m going to try my level best to remember to add these, but if I forget, please forgive me 🙂 You could always check them out by following me on Goodreads.


This week I read:

rebel rogue

4 stars                 3.5 stars

Rebel and Rogue by Callie Hart, book one and two in the Dead Man’s Ink series, was the darker series I read after I managed to pull on my big girl panties. Book one did not disappoint. The subject matter, though potentially graphic, was treated very carefully, and for once, didn’t cause me any nightmares. But that does not mean that it wasn’t gritty and, at times, scary. Book two, on the other hand, left me with a small complaint. I had an issue with the overall plausibility of the plot. Some very dubious decisions by the main characters made me believe in the story just a little bit less. I will be finishing the series, but will be looking at something lighter first. Take note that book one ends on a small cliffie. Luckily the series is complete.

Currently I’m reading:


Always by Nina Lane, the fifth and final book of the Spiral of Bliss series.

On my shelf I have:


The Bourbon Thief by Tiffany Reisz. I’m super stoked to find out what new intrigues come from Reisz’s fertile imagination.

As July is upon us, I’m always excited to see some of the new month’s offerings:



These pics are taken from the Goodreads site and the links are NOT live.

I’ll leave you with a little wishful thinking:


Have a great weekend, girls. I shall see ya’ll next week!

Monique kiss

18 thoughts on “Between the covers book club

  1. Katherine says:

    So glad you started the Dead Man Series I agree with you on book two but I did enjoy the trilogy.
    So this week I read sugar daddy as recommended by Heather last week and I have to say I loved it and have preordered the next 2 books in the trilogy. I couldn’t put it down so thanks Heather fantastic rec 😁
    I’m currently reading Better when It Hurts by Skye Warren and so far enjoying it I’ll know better next week.
    Have a great week everyone


    • Monique Lain says:

      Hi Katherine. **SPOILER ALERT** Dead Man’s Ink was weird that way. In book one you get to know Rebel, how smart and good he is behind his MCC persona, how much he loves her, and all the promises of undying dedication to her safety, but he leaves her vulnerable time and time again. And I found it so hard to swallow that she lets her parents wonder where she is and what’s happened to her!! That felt like a deviation in Callie’s usual clean-cut style.
      Oohh, I put Sugar Daddy on my To Read list last week, so something good to look forward to! Yay!
      Yesss, let us know about the Warren book when you’re done. Thanks for the great feedback, Kath. When are you going on your romantic getaway? 🤗


    • Heather says:

      Your welcome Katherine. Remember sharing is caring 🙂

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  2. gabyaveledo says:

    Jajajajajajajajajajajajajajaja that final pic is just my son! He is always talking about “chocolate salad”… some wishful thinking never hurt anyone!


  3. Paola Donati says:

    I too hope the marriage stays strong!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Sharon says:

    Not much to contribute this round…but wanted to at least say hi and express my deepest envy to Kathleen and her awesome weekends away. I’m just going to live vicariously through you, so do tell us how completely incredible your weekend is.
    I just re-read a favorite fanged fantasy, and then an autobiography for a change of pace….so really nothing to contribute to this group of wild women. Will look for some hot studs in action so that I can better my reporting this next week.


  5. Sharon says:

    And damn….I’m suddenly in the mood for a HUGE bowl of salad!!


  6. WilderFables says:

    Hi Monique, Hope all is well with you and yours. I just completed The Bourbon Thief and all I can say is well,well,well 😉 Tiffany Reisz is quite the writer and what I find so incredible about her writings is that she can take the most difficult subjects (whew!) and wrought them into such poetry (sorry for the run-on sentence). The subject matters are tough but I tell you only Tiffany with her incredible talent can make it plausible. I can’t wait to hear your take on the book. Enjoy!


    • Monique Lain says:

      Hi there! Yup, all good here. Thank you for asking 😉 I’m so with you. I was soooo curious to read Bourbon Thief, to see what stunning things she’ll cook up. She really is incredible, her style, imagination, and depth of characters never fail to wow me. More on Sunday… 👍🏻


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