Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗
I hope you’ve had a stellar week and that any readers in Texas stay safe and dry. From a reading point of view, I’ve had a lovely one. But more about that later. 😉
First off, Popsugar delivers the inside scoop on what to expect of the film adaptation of Freed. Still not entirely sure how I feel about the upcoming screenplay. Freed was my favourite of the three novels, so I’m more invested than before.
And speaking of movies, I saw a blurb on the Fifty Shades of Grey News Facebook page: a film being made of 4 girlfriends, all around the age of 60, reading Fifty for their book club. Huh. Sounds like fun! Check out the Variety site for more.
Then, I don’t know how many of you are Game of Throne fans, but if you are, here’s the perfect way to combine your GOT obsession with your FSOG love…. Jon Snow’s long, ahem… shaft. Yes, you can now play Game of Moans, I mean Thrones, with yourself (or a partner). 😉😉 According to The Huffington Post the “Game of Moans—Long Shaft is an 11.5-inch replica dildo of Jon Snow’s Valyrian steel sword, Longclaw. It even has a Stark direwolf at the very top of the sword”.
Then, I always enjoy looking at reading lists but I get a little panicky when I see one where I don’t recognise most of the authors on said list. The Book Bub Blog’s list of “13 Books Coming Out This Summer For Fifty Shades of Grey Fans” has me stumped. Out of the 13 mentioned I only know Megan Hart and J. Kenner. Am I missing something amazing? Anyone read one of these authors before?
This week I read:
The Forbidden by Jodi Ellen Malpas. This was an interesting read. Firstly, like I mentioned last week, the lady doth protests too much. Considering her personal life dramas of the last year or so, plus the heavy disclaimer at the start of the book, I can’t help but to feel this story is about more than meets the eye. Is she telling us to read between the lines, does she have something on her mind that she feels the need to air? Either way, the adulterous theme feels very close to her heart. I can usually separate myself and my morals from a book I’m reading, so I don’t think the theme has anything to do with my feelings, but I got the impression that the story belongs to her in more ways than just in copyright. It ticked all the boxes, and I gave it 4 stars because I couldn’t put my finger on any fault, but I can’t say that I enjoyed it. As MAC said, it’s no Lord of the Manor-story.
Royally Endowed by EmmaChase, book 3 in the Royally series was another cute and delicious read in these Cinderella-like tales. I loved it.
Then, Truth or Beard by Penny Reid, book 1 in the Winston Brothers series, was simply delightful. I adored the well rounded characters, the laughs, the quirks, and the delectable slow building heat between Duane and Jessica. This one went straight to my Favourites Shelf. But, it has to be said, if you’re a stickler for details, there are a couple of holes in the plotline at the end. Nothing too big, but I was surprised that an author of this caliber missed those hanging threads.
Royally Raised by Emma Chase, book 2.5 in the Royally series, was a super tiny novella, so tiny in fact, that it left me very disappointed. It felt like the start of a story rather than a story by itself. But, as it was for free, I guess I can’t complain too much! 😉
Currently I’m reading:
Grin and Beard it by Penny Reid, book 2 in the Winston Brothers series and Wrecked by J. B. Salsbury.
Lastly, with September knocking on our door, let’s take a look at what the turn of seasons will bring to our book world:
As always, these goodies are taken from the Goodreads site.
Here’s something for you to ponder on:
Anyway, that’s it from me, girls. It’s always a pleasure sharing with you. Have a good week!