Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗

How was your week? In our part of the world we’re staring plummeting temperatures in the face as winter’s frosty fingers creep up on us. If you have some to spare, please send me some warm vibes? 😉 Luckily I had a magnificent reading week, so there’s that. 👍🏻

But first, as we all know, FSOG was originally written as fan fic for Twilight, but I’ve always had a really hard time reconciling Christian with Edward. Perhaps because I’ve never read the Twilight saga and vampers aren’t really my thing, so I might be a little bias. Also, Jamie was never my top pick to play Mr Grey, but once both series sprouted movies and a face was put to the famous book characters, how can one not compare? What are your thoughts on he matter, girls? Yay or nay? 🤔

#NoContest

This week I read:

 

A Million Different Ways to Lose You by P. Dangelico, book 2 in the Horn Duet series, was an outstanding conclusion to this range, but lost 1/2 a star for a brilliant climax that was cut short by a super speedy resolution. She built and built the tension, flirting with the crucial moment of the book by feigning with decoy plot lines, but when it finally came, it was over before it had a chance to really begin. It was a small blemish on an otherwise worthwhile story.

The Opposite of You by Rachel Higginson, book 1 in the Opposites Attract series, was a great rec. Thank you, Sharon for putting me onto this sweet story.

Currently I’m reading:

 

Sledge Hammer by P. Dangelico, book 2 in the Hard Love series and The Difference Between Us by Rachel Higginson, book 2 in the Opposites Attract series. Here’s hoping for more stellar reading this coming week.

This brought a smile….

Can’t go wrong with funny dogs! LOL! 😂

Have a beautiful weekend, girls.

Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗

I hope you are all well and basking in the afterglow of a fabulous book, just like I am. Don’t you just love finding a new author and then working your way through his/her work? #HappyPlace Other than a good reading week, not much news in my part of the world right now, so let’s head straight to the book club portion of this post.

This week I read:

  

A Million Different Ways by P Dangelico, book 1 in the Horn Duet series, was a phenomenal read, one that made me want to jump straight into book two. The cliffy definitely had something to do with it, but the long, juicy story made this read the pleasure it was. This new (for me) writer has me hooked.

Jodi Ellen Malpas’ Controversial Princess, book 1 in the Smoke and Mirrors series, was in contrast, not as good. Think Jesse and Eva, but with a much harder edge. The lovin’ in this one did nothing for me, and I found it very hard to cope with the princess’ naivete, but the twist and cliffy ending redeemed the story somewhat. I’m not sure if I’ll head for book 2 when the time comes. She’s going to have to pull a very creative proverbial rabbit from her hat to explain the twist to the “general” UK public in the story.

The Chateau by Tiffany Reisz, book 9 in the Original Sinners series, reminded me why I admire this author so much. She has an unrivaled imagination, her take always refreshing and unexpected, plus her characters are fantastically colorful. I loved every minute of King’s kinky exploits. As you can see it got a resounding thumbs up from me!

Currently I’m reading:

 

The Opposite of You by Rachel Higginson, book 1 in the Opposites Attract series (thanks, Sharon 😉) and A Million Different Ways to Lose you by P. Dangelico, book 2 in the Horn Duet series.

In conclusion, I couldn’t help but share this meme poking fun at the world’s thoughts on what the ideal female size is.

LOL! 😝😂

Have a beautiful weekend, girls. Let us know if you find any brilliant books.

Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗

Our first winter weekend and boy, is Jack Frost making himself known! Not that it snows here, but still, bloody chilly. Hope you guys in the north are enjoying sunnier climes. ❄☀

I saw this clip in my news feed and thought I might share despite the movie being well and truly over.

Quite cute. 😉

This week I read:

   

Hot as Puck by Lili Valente, book 1 in the Mutherpuckers series, was not quite what I expected. Though good, the hockey theme was decidedly absent for a series based on the sport that inspired it. Pity. Typically I enjoy novels more when they have extra meat on their bones.

The Christmas Truce by Tiffany Reisz, book 0.9 in the Original Sinners series, was delectable despite being a pint size novella. I gave it a full 5 stars for being a fabulous well-rounded read. Yum, yum! 😋

Rebel Heart by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward, book 2 in the Rush Duet series, was a cute conclusion the this 2-book range, but sadly, it didn’t blow me away.

My last book for this week, Rogue Royalty, book 3 in the Savage Trilogy, actually left me angry. Provided that a book is fairly well written I can usually swallow a good measure of creative plot bending, but this one had shocking plot holes and a story line that made me growl at the shoddy words. Initially, it promised to be a good series, but add to that the fact that the trilogy was made up of “short” books despite being charged at top dollar, and you get one grumpy reader. I was not a happy camper. 🤨

Currently I’m reading:

 

Controversial Princess by Jodi Ellen Malpas, book 1 in the Smoke and Mirrors series, and A Million Different Ways by P. Dangelico, book 1 in the Horn Duet series.

I’ll leave you with this fun typo…

Oh my… Indeed. LOL! 😂😉

Have a fabulous weekend, girls.

Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗

Another busy week flies by as the year rushes on. How crazy is it that time hurries the way it does? Anyway, not much we can do about Father Time and his race to the end, is there? All the more reason to spend our days reading fabulous things! 😉

Before we look at my reading week I just want to do a quick shout-out to a fellow reader who will be moving this week. Happy move, Lissa! Hope it all goes smoothly. 👍🏻

That done, let’s look at my week, shall we?

This week I read:

 

The V Card by Lauren Blakely & Lili Valente was a great book from this duo. I enjoyed the deflowering journey of this cute nerd-girl by her oh-so-skilled CEO friend – all despite the predictable nature of the plot.

Baby Maker by P. Dangelico was my go-to book after the brilliant success I had with her last week. This one was lovely, though not quite the 5-start read Wrecking Ball was.

Currently I’m reading:

   

Rogue Royalty by Meghan March, book 3 in the Savage Trilogy series, Hot as Puck by Lili Valente, book 1 in the Motherpuckers series, Rebel Heart by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward, book 2 in the Rush Duet series, and Controversial Princess, book 1 in the Smoke and Mirrors series by Jodi Ellen Malpas. In other words; a full plate. Yay! 🎉

Not long to go to the new month so we might as well look at what June will bring:

As always, these pics are taken from the Goodreads site, and the links aren’t live.

This is pretty cute. Not sure if it’s legit, or how many peeps were asked to contribute, but Sharon shared a pic of what men and women think the ideal man would look like.

What do you think, girls? Whose bits would you like add to make the perfect hot-bodded honey? 😉

Have a magnificent week, ladies. Let us know if you read something wonderful!

Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗

How was your reading week? Mine was delightful! But more about that later. 😉

A few weeks ago, I shared Paramount Pictures’ answer to the Fifty Shades Franchise, a film about a gaggle of mature ladies reading our beloved story for their book club. Here’s the trailer if you missed it…

The Signature Reads site gives us a glimpse into E. L. James’ thoughts on her books making it into the movies again – thanks to the Laters Baby UK Facebook page. Looks pretty cute. I’ll definitely go see it when it graces Australia on the 9th of August. 👍🏻

Now, onto my great read of the week…

This week I read:

Wrecking Ball by P. Dangelico, book 1 in the Hard to Love series, was fantastic. This was a new author for me and she did not disappoint. Her female protagonist was a real treat, and it was so much fun to watch the grumpy hottie’s heart melt. The burn was super slow, but the journey well worth the ride. It went straight onto my favorites list. #GoodStuff 👍🏻

Currently I’m reading:

 

The V Card by Lauren Blakely & Lili Valentine and The Baby Maker by P. Dangelico.

On my shelf I have:

Rogue Royalty by Meghan March, book 3 in the Savage Trilogy.

Sharon shared this prickly little number for those of you with green thumbs…

Makes for a fun talking point, don’t you think? LOL! 😂

Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you yummy mummies out there. If you share in the joy of motherhood hope you have a blast celebrating with your precious ones. 

😂

After our speculation last week regarding a possible 4th book in the FSOG series, I saw this article on the Cinema Blend site, words straight from the horse’s mouth… Not sure how I feel about the idea of another book in the range. Personally I’m a big believer in going out on a high note. What do you think, girls? Would you gobble up another book or are you afraid that it might disappoint?

Then, both Katherine and Lissa shared this, an honest trailer of Freed. Enjoy if you don’t mind a bit of fun.

Funny AS! 😂🤗

This week I read:

Cracked Kingdom by Erin Watt, book 5 in The Royals series, was a great addition to this lovely series. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the middle Royal become a man.

Currently I’m reading:

Wrecking Ball by P. Dangelico, book 1 in the Hard Love series, is a new author for me, but so far I’m stoked! More about this read next week.

I’ll leave you with this colorful item I saw on Esty. How would you like to be reminded of your bits every time you glance at your hand?

Let’s hope vajayjay rings will NOT be making it big in the fashion world. 😳😂

Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗

How was your week? From a reading point of view, I had a productive one. Yay! 🎉

This last week I came across this article and clip, an interview between E.L. James and Eric Johnson (Jack Hyde in the Fifty movie franchise) on the Hollywood Life site. The tagline reads: ‘Fifty Shades Freed’: E.L. James Reveals She Thinks Jack Hyde Will Escape Prison & ‘Wreak More Havoc’. You have to wonder about the headline here. Insinuation for the sake of ratings or is she saying there will be more? 🤔

Huh. Interesting. I doubt it’s the latter. So little attention was paid to the final film I would be very surprised if they pursued the franchise any further. Time will tell, I guess.

This week I read:

  

 

Getting Schooled by Emma Chase, book 1 in the Getting Schooled series, was a great new start from an author that has a series on my top ten fav list. Her Legal Briefs range was okay, Royally was good, but Tangled was fantastic. This book is right up there with that debut set of stories. I LOVED it. It had a little bit of everything and even made me cry. Not usually something I relish in a book, but this one was oh-so-good.

Then I had my dud for the week with Hitched by Kendall Ryan, book 1 in the Imperfect Love series. This was a new author for me, but one I won’t be revisiting. I can see the potential of the story, but it’s told so weakly, the plot so flimsy, that it just left me growling at the eBook in frustration.

The Dom Who Loved Me by Lexi Blake, book 1 in the Masters and Mercenaries series, was a good poolside read. Nothing too strenuous for the ol’ grey matter, but still an entertaining tale. I’ve heard this series described as James Bond meets BDSM, and I would’t have put it quite that way, but I’m sure you get the picture.

Savage Prince and Iron Princess by Meghan March, books 1 & 2 in the Savage Trilogy, was a great effort by this prolific writer, but I hated that they were so short. Why do authors publish these novella-style books, each hot on the heels of the last? Money making scheme if you ask me. Naturally I don’t begrudge a writer wanting to make a living, but I really dislike feeling like I’m being bilked.

Currently I’m reading:

Cracked Kingdom by Erin Watt, book 5 in the Royals series.

How is this for a sign at a library?

Betcha’ that’ll make you look twice! LOL! 😂

Have a lovely weekend, girls. Remember to share your book finds with us, please!