Between the covers book club

Hello, lovely ladies and gent (<—– for my hubby, the lone male voice on our blog as far as I know) 😉

How are you this fine weekend? I had a much better reading week these last few days, so here’s hoping for another epic reading streak.

As you can see, I’ve been playing with a new look for the blog. I’m not quite done yet, but this will sorta’ be it. I hope you like it!

Also, recently I reread the This Man trilogy by Jodi Ellen Malpas. I absolutely ADORE these books, and even after dipping into them a third time, I’m happy to report that they haven’t lost their luster at all. Sadly, I could not find the same joy with her One Night series, but she is launching a new one shortly: The Protector. I’m more than willing to give it a go, and what’s more, she’s made an official book trailer! I love, love, love this new trend, the notion of putting pictures to the words we love so much. I’ll share the book trailer with you guys in a moment, but first, let’s just take a minute to remind ourselves how good the Lord of the Manor was… And Jessie Pavelka as Jesse Ward? SWOON!

This Man:

These two are fan made trailers, but still nice to look at! 😉

The Protector – official book trailer by Jodi Ellen Malpas:

I think it’s a fantastic idea to have a visual teaser for a book. Thank you, Susan 😘

Before I start dissecting my reads from this last week, check this out….

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Huh. I wonder what it tastes like? LOL! 😂😂

BC

This week I read:

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4 stars                 4 stars

Worth the Fight by Vi Keeland, book one in the MMA Fighter series, was a great start to these Alpha fighters’s stories. I’ve been working my way through this wonderful author’s books and I have yet to find one I didn’t like. She writes reliably readable, entertaining books filled with strong men, sassy women, and the heat they inevitably generate. #CantGoWrong

To Have and to Hold by Lauren Layne, book one in The Wedding Belles series, was a lovely surprise. I’ve not read this author before, but I will be looking out for the rest of these sweetly romantic books.

Currently I’m reading:

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Ransom by Callie Hart, book three in the Dead Man’s Ink series. I’ve been sitting on this one for a while. The first two were good, just what you’d expect from this slightly somber writer, but again, I had to work myself up to finishing the series. I don’t know why I’m being such a softie, but as the world’s heart turns blacker, I find myself reaching for light and love, rather than the twisty tales that make up the darker side of our genre, no matter how good they might be.

I had a little giggle at this pic Sharon sent me:

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I can certainly see the confusion… LOL! 😂

Have a stunning weekend, girls. Don’t be shy to share your wonderful reads with us.

Monique kiss

Between the covers book club

Hello there, girls 🙂
Our weekend dawned bright and sunny. Hopefully it’s a good indicator of what’s to come this summer. Yay!

Before I get into this week’s post, let me apologize first. If you got an email notification that I posted this week’s book blog already, please dismiss. Instead of saving, I hit publish wayyy before I was done. Again – I’m sorry! 😳

Then, as we look forward to the trailer I thought I’d share this:

On Instagram, from jamiedornan_fangirl, this great edit:


And on Pinterest, I got this lovely one…


Christian in his wedding kit, though I recall from the book that he wore a silver vest…

Though not related to CG, I love this little clip Sharon sent me of the statue of David….

So cute! 😉

BC

This week I read:

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3 stars

Sugar Daddy by Sawyer Bennett, book one in the Sugar Bowl series, was, as far as I’m concerned, the prefect example of the difference between a three and a four star book. Overall, the writing wasn’t bad. The editing was okay, and even the story had potential, but it lacked the dazzle that keeps me gripped. Mercifully the ugly in her past was explained in a discreet manner, and for that, I was grateful. And I may have peeked at book two after the cliffy ending, ***SPOILER ALERT*** but the way the male protagonist manhandled her out of his house and his life, killed any possibility of Beck reaching book boyfriend status in my world. What a d!ck!

Currently I’m reading:


Worth the Fight by Vi Keeland, book one in the MMA fighter series. After my crappy reading streak of the last fortnight I decided to go for a sure thing. I’m yet to go wrong with this reliably entertaining author. #ViKeelandRocks

On my shelf I have:


To Have and to Hold by Lauren Layne, book one in the Wedding Belles series.

In conclusion, here’s to being your best and most colorful self:


I hope you guys have a great weekend! If you’re reading the next best thing, PLEASE share 😘

Monique kiss

Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies 🙂

With the temps rising here in Aus as we near the end of winter I couldn’t be happier to see the back of chillier days. #GoodRiddance 😉

In honor of the Olympics, Sharon shared this, an editing job gone so, so wrong….

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Check out the Buzzfeed article that made many a female swimming fan fan her face. LOL!

I came across this stunning pic of Jamie and Dakota on the Jamie Dornan Online site:

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Glamorous, right?

BC

This week I read:

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3 stars

Divine by Aven Jayce was…. interesting. Honestly, I’m not sure what to tell you about this book except that it was certainly different. And by different I mean quirky. It may not have been for me, but if you’re in the mood for an oddball read, this might be the one for you.

Currently I’m reading:

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Sugar Daddy by Sawyer Bennet, book one in the Sugar Bowl series. I’ve only just started, but I can say that the fluffy, fun cover belies the gritty start. Let’s see how it pans out.

On my shelf I have:

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Ransom by Callie Hart, book three in the Dead Man’s Ink series. I’m not sure if I WILL be going here after Sugar Daddy. I might want something more buoyant before I delve back into Sophia and Rebel’s story.

I’ll leave you with a little light humor:

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Have a beautiful week, girls. Remember to share your awesome reads with us!

Monique kiss

Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovelies 🙂

Another crazy week, and sadly, accompanied by a dip in my current reading joy. I suppose it was impossible for my fabulous streak to last forever *sigh*

Let’s hope I’ll be on to bigger and better things soon.

News of the movie is thin on the ground, but here’s a lovely video montage of shots:

And I looooove all these extra glimpses into the film…

Seeing as the second clip is from Universal Pictures UK, I’m hoping that these not-yet-seen pics are actually from the movie and not just edits.

BC

This week I read:

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4 stars              3 stars
The Broken Prince by Erin Witt, book two in The Royal series, was a delightful, deeper look into the Royal brother’s complicated lives. I loved this sequel and am looking forward to book three. It has the potential to be one of those yummy series you can sink your teeth into. Having said that, if your patience wanes between books I suggest you wait for the final one. Cliffies and loose ends abound with these two torturous authors.

Mackenzie Fire by Elle Casey, book two in the Shine Not Burn series, was just meh. Though good for a few laughs, I had to push through the sluggish chapters, often times along with an eye roll for the flaky heroine. I gave it a reluctant three stars because technically, I couldn’t fault the writing.

Currently I’m reading:

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Devine by Aven Jayce. Go ahead and read the blurb for this one, ladies. I challenge you not to be just a little bit intrigued….

On my shelf I have:

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Sugar Daddy by Sawyer Bennett, book one in the Sugar Bowl series.

I’ll leave you with some good vibes for the week to come thanks to Sharon:


LOL! So cute! 😂😂😂

Have a happy Sunday, girls!

Monique kiss