Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗

I hope you’ve had a lovely week. It was another busy one for me but delightfully capped with spring showers this weekend. Perfect for reading.

So, from your comments, I see we have A LOT of opposing feelings regarding Christian’s version of Darker. As much as I would like Erika bring it in spades with this new edition, I’m not very hopeful. But, undoubtedly, I’ll buy and read the moment it hits the virtual stands. It’s not yet available for pre-order, but click here to add it to your Amazon wish list. 

Then, I found this: Beyonce’s Sweet Dreams. It’s a great choice for the movie, I think. 

I’ve heard very little about Passionflix so far but I see Hollywood Dirt – the movie – is finally here. I’m super curious to hear your thoughts and if it’s worth subscribing to this new streaming company. See how to subscribe here if you’re keen to learn more.

This week I read:


Mischief by Tiffany Reisz is a very cute novella featuring Nora and her delectable toy-boy, Nico. As far as I’m concerned you can NEVER go wrong with the evergreen Ms Reisz.

Hard Ball by C. D. Reiss was a lovely read. A good story, well written. What more can a girl ask for?

One is a Promise by Pam Godwin, book 1 in the Tangled Lies series, was a very interesting read for me. Interesting because the book was filled with contradictions, ones I have to admit, would probably not bother most folks the way they bother me. So please take the negative part of my review with a pinch of salt. Firstly, for me, the female protagonist was really hard to swallow. Her personality was so incongruous it made her implausible. Secondly I found some major plot holes that bugged the hell out of me. This didn’t mesh well with the author’s moments of brilliant writing or the exciting story line. Strange, right? Nevertheless, the intrigue was more than enough to make me hit that one click button for book 2. Take note that book 1 ends on a helluva’ cliffy and you should most definitely read this range in sequence. This was a rec from Diane – thank you, girlfriend. I always like getting book lovin’ advice from you guys. 👍🏻

Currently I’m reading:


Two is a Lie by Pam Godwin, book 2 in the Tangled Lies series and Friends Without Benefits by Penny Reid, book 2 in the Knitting in the City series.

Here’s a word of advice on useful vegetables….

Truth! LOL! 😂😂

Hopefully we can all recharge for the coming week with an awesome-sauce book. See ya’ next week, girls.

Between the covers book 

Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗

My first week back at work and already I’m looking forward to my next holiday! Wowzers! How can one person be so damned busy?? 😝

Before I get into it I just want to wish my favourite Irish blogger’s hubby a speedy recovery. Hope the card makes sense, girlfriend. Google translate is not always the best source when it comes to language help! 😉

Then, I have some news. Sharon took this exciting screenshot for us, Erika tweeting that she has 3 chapters left to write in what I assume is Grey book 2, Darker from Christian’s POV.

On the one hand I’m optimistic. If she’s writing, hopefully it means that she actually wrote, not just swapped views like she did in book 1. On the other, I’m worried that we won’t get the MORE we’re after. Whatever she does, I predict we’ll buy it and devour it despite the content. But I can’t help asking myself if, from a writer’s creative perspective, that’s a good or a bad thing. Does the guaranteed mega sales make you lazy or inspire you to wow your fans? #GoodQuestion

Last week I reported on Passionflix adapting Sylvia Day’s Aftershock and Afterburn series for the silver screen. This production company seems to be the go-to guys for our genre books. They are the ones making Alessandra Torre’s Hollywood Dirt, Bromberg’s Driven series, and other stories including those from Rachel van Dyken, C.D. Reiss, J. Kenner, and more. BUT, and this is a big but, unlike what we assumed (or perhaps it was only me), these movies are not going to appear in cinemas all around the globe. Passionflix claims to bring us “Original content, turning best-selling romance novels into movies and series. From sweet and sassy to sultry and steamy, our originals will leave you gasping for more.” The catch? This is a streaming company, similar to Netflix. No going to the movies with your best gall, chomping popcorn while you watch your fav novel come to life, but it does stream said book to the comfort of your home for the bargain price of $5.99 per month. What do you think, ladies? Hot or not?

Check out the Passionflix’s Hollywood Dirt trailer….

This week I read:

Or I should say, “I hardly read!”? I did manage to finish Raw Need by Cherrie Lynn, book 2 in the Larson Brothers series, but just barely. I’m sad to report that this was the first book from her that I struggled to finish. I can’t say why, can’t put my finger on it, but it simply didn’t do it for me.

Currently I’m reading:

Dirty Girl by Meghan March, book 1 in the Dirty Girl Duet series.

On my shelf I have:

Rough by Sybil Bartel, book 2 in the Thrust series. Thanks for the rec, MAC! 😘

I’ll leave you with this useful advice for those of us turning the corner to maturity….


Let’s hope I find some good reading time this week! Have a beautiful weekend, girls. Let us know when you find a book gem.