Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗

How was your week? Mine was good, but I’m a little sad to see the end of our school hollies. It was glorious to take a break. 

I learnt something new this week. It seems that I didn’t know how to apply perfume correctly. Here’s designer Jean Paul Gaultier’s JeanPod to show us the CORRECT way to enjoy your favorite scent…

You have to admit, that’s pretty helpful. You’re welcome! 😉😉

I also saw this; 5 facts that’ll make you feel better about your “one-click” addiction! Well, perhaps not number 4, but who knows? A Kindle in your pocket could potentially stop a bullet, right? 🤔

😂

This week I read:

 

One Small Thing by Erin Watt was a cute read, and though I enjoyed it, it’s definitely more of a teen story. But I do wonder why she’s cut the nooky from her books. In The Royals series’ first 2 books we saw the teens getting it on, but since then everything happens behind closed doors. Strange. You’d think that she (actually they: Elle Kennedy and Jen Frederick) would continue in the same vein as they started.

The Tangled series (Tangled, Holy Frigging Matrimony, Twisted, Tamed and Tied) by Emma Chase was a reread from my favorites list and was just as fantastic as the first time around. If you’ve not yet met Drew, his glib mouth, and tamed playboy ways I strongly suggest you indulge in this fabulous range. It has a little bit of everything: laughs, tears, hot moments, some interesting relationship advice and heart warming love. It’s also refreshing that the majority of the story is written from the male’s POV. 👍🏻

Currently I’m reading:

Heaven, Texas by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, book 2 in the Chicago Stars series, and a new author for me. So far I’m enjoying this outrageously tall tale.

Let me end off which a meme that shows why some folks should not be left unattended…

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Have a good one, girls. Let us know which spines you’re currently cracking. 📚

Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗

Happy World Chocolate Day (for Saturday)! Sharon shared a fantastic pic in honor of this auspicious day…

Yum, yum, huh? LOL! 😉😂

Then, I had a giggle at this fabulous clip. I love that both versions of the guy are happy!

So cute! 😉

And Lissa shared this, an article by Conde Nast Traveler: 17 Places Book Lovers Need to Visit.

This pic is just one example from the list of exceptional booky heavens, El Anteneo Grand Splendid book store in Buenos Aires. #HappyPlace

This week I read:

The Varlet and the Voyeur by L. H. Cosway and Penny Reid, book 4 in the Rugby series. This was another cute, quirky read in a series that I’ve enjoyed so far. These ladies are the queens of the off-beat character, and personally I find the unvarnished individuals very refreshing.

Currently I’m reading:

One Small Thing by Erin Watt. It is my understanding that this is a teen novel, so not sure how it will pan out, though I’ve enjoyed her The Royals series.

Ha! 😂😂

Have a wonderful weekend, girls. See you soon!

Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗

What a week I’ve had, and with hardly any time to indulge in our favorite hobby. Oh well. Hopefully I can make up for it this week…

At least this coming Saturday, the 7th of July, is World Chocolate Day. That’s something to look forward to, right? 😉

A fabulous book + decadent chocolaty treat = happiness ❤️❤️

Let’s jump straight into it, shall we?

This week I read:

Part-Time Lover by Lauren Blakely fell a little flat. The plot was just a little bit tired, the man just a smidgen too perfect, the resolution a tad too easy. All in all, I wasn’t blown away.

Currently I’m reading:

The Varlet and the Voyeur by L. H. Cosway and Penny Reid, book 4 in the Rugby series.

I have no idea where I’m heading after that, and it doesn’t look like the new month has much to offer in the way of bounty – at least for me, but let’s look at what July will bring anyway. Perhaps you will find something to tickle your fancy…

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

I’ll leave you with this meme. So damn funny!

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Have a lovely weekend, girls! Let me know if you have a great read for me, please.

Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗

Our winter hollies are here so a few weeks of R&R ahead for moi. Boy, do I need it! 😅

This last week I came across this, another FSOG spoof that had me laughing out loud…

Funny stuff! 🤣

And Sharon shared this, a poem…

Ha! Cute one, girlfriend! 😉😉

This week I read:

  

Sledge Hammer by P. Dangelico, book 2 in the Hard to Love series, was another slow-burn beauty from this great storyteller. The female protagonist was a well-written, complicated character. I know some of you didn’t particularly like her prickly nature (and understandably so), but you have to admire the interesting way she was crafted. My only gripe with this book was the strangely shoddy editing from an author who – so far – delivered better quality than this. Girl, you need to have a chat with your editor about this one! Here’s a page shot of a cute piece to show what makes this wordsmith stand out…

The Difference Between Us by Rachel Higginson, book 2 in the Opposites Attract, was a cute follow-up book in this standalone range. Ezra is definitely BB material!

My last read of the week was The Ruthless Gentleman by Louise Bay. She was a new author for me, and I did enjoy the story, but it was heavily cliched in its too-perfect-to-be-real progression, and the overuse of the word “p@ssy” in the love scenes drove me up the wall with irritation. Is it just me or do you sometimes find some writers use so called “dirty” words so willy-nilly they lose all possible sexy appeal? I’m all for a well-placed raunchy phrase, but damn! If you use the damned thing all the damn time then the damn word will damn well not have any damn impact! See what I did there? 😂🤣

Currently I’m reading:

 

The Varlet and the Voyeur by L. H. Cosway and Penny Reid, book 4 in the Rugby series and Part-Time lover by Lauren Blakely.

I’ll leave you with this little snippet of valuable advice…

LOL! 😂😂

Have a great week, girls. When you have a moment, check in and let’s talk books! 😍

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.