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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”.

 
Winter is commmmiiiiing! 😂😂

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:

LOL! 😂😂

Anyway, that’s it from me, girls. It’s always a pleasure sharing with you. Have a good week!

Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗

So? What’s new in your world? Not much happening in mine except for the run of the mill goodies. Not that I’m complaining. I’m more than happy with spending time with my family and finding my joy in books. ❤️ #HappyDays

I have to ask, with Septemeber looming, are we excited to see Freed’s trailer? Anyone holding their breath? I found some cool edits on YouTube, the first being my favourite:

Any thoughts? 🤔

Completely unrelated, but how cute is this adorable idea for a public restroom?

Speaks for itself, doesn’t it? 😉

This week I read:

Trust by Kylie Scott was another great read by this reliable author. Again it supported the current trend of less is more in the bedroom department, but it suits the novel. I didn’t feel short changed and the story was solid.

Currently I’m reading:

 

Royally Endowed by Emma Chase, book 3 in the Royally series and The Forbidden by Jodi Ellen Malpas. The latter has me intrigued. I’m about halfway through, but I would be remiss in not mentioning the disclaimer at the start of the book. She seems to be taking special care to SELL the whole adultery concept. I can’t help but wonder if she’s had a personal taste of that particular type of forbidden fruit.

In closing, a little light mischief….

😂

Hope you have a wonderful weekend, girls. Don’t forget to share your book boyfriends with us! 😉

Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies (and the occasional gent – mostly my darling hubby) 🤗

How is this fine weekend treating you? I find it’s almost always too short. I propose a three-day break instead of two. What do you say? 😉

I thoroughly enjoy reading through book lists to compare notes, but it never fails to astound me that they seldomly feature our beloved Fifty. I guess stating the obvious is not interesting enough. This one from Buzzfeed is pretty good as far as they go. Thank you, Sharon for sending this link our way. 😘

This week I read:

  

Beautiful Mistake by Vi Keeland was another great read by this author. I have yet to find one from her I didn’t like. They are the perfect blend of story, love, and angst.

Their Virgin Hostage by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake was a little bit of a letdown for me. Usually, when the mood strikes, I enjoy their multiple menage themed meanderings, but this one just didn’t have that magic X-factor.

Mack Daddy by Penelope Ward was a cute read. Nothing that will keep you gripped through the night, but still, a good all-rounder.

Then, Attraction, Heat, and Capture by Penny Reid, books 1, 2, and 3 in the Elements of Chemistry series, was what kept me up this week. I’ve had books from this author on my to-read list for ages, but it’s the first time I’ve dipped my toe in the Penny Reid pool. And what a pleasure it’s been. I just love losing myself in a full series, and this one was lovely. A solid and hearty four stars from me and a place on my favourites list. Yay! 🎉

Currently I’m reading:

Trust by Kylie Scott.

On my shelf I have:

Thanks to Katherine, Dr Stanton by T. L. Swan. I hear good things.

This made me laugh…

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Have a gorgeous week, girls. Hope to hear of your happy reading adventures.

Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗

I’ve wanted to share this with you for ages but couldn’t figure out how to until now. My birthday is long gone, but Sharon blessed me with this cool clip on the day…

 How fantastic is that? I felt very special! ❤️ This awesome ecard and more is available from American Greetings

I saw this on the @LatersBabyFR Twitter page, printable Fifty calendars from the Love Fifty Shades site.


Nifty, huh? 👍🏻

I always admire the edits people do for YouTube. The time and energy that goes into producing something for the sheer pleasure of sharing. This one is no different. From Twitter @50ShadesFierce, Toy Story gets a Grey makeover…

Buzz makes for an interesting Mr Grey. I like when his wings spring into action. 😉

Then, MORE from Sharon – quite literally. Focus Times reports on a new male record holder, a 48.5cm/19.1 inches long record, if you catch my drift…. I’m not sure if I should be impressed or horrified! 😳


This week I read:

Grey by E.L. James – for the second time. Actually, I didn’t read it but listened to it via Audible, and boy, was it fun?! I enjoyed it a WHOLE lot more than the first time. That voice! Just. Wow. Thank you, Lissa for redirecting my attention back to Christian.

Currently I’m reading:

 
Beautiful Mistake by Vi Keeland and Their Virgin Hostage by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake, book 5 in the Masters of Menage series.

Here’s to stating the obvious…

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I hope your week ahead is filled with fabulous reads, girls.