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text 2017-10-03 23:12
October is National Book Month!
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie
Secret Obsession - Kimberla Lawson Roby
Don't Let Go - Harlan Coben
Salvage the Bones - Jesmyn Ward
The Widow - Fiona Barton



First of all, October is one of my favorite months or perhaps my only favorite month! I absolutely love everything about Fall and October...Halloween, autumn smells, the cooler weather, the shorter days, everything!!! So when I found out that October is also National Book Month, you can pretty much guess that I almost lost it!! I mean how  much more amazing can this month get?!!!


To observe this wonderful holiday, I am going to create my first TBR post. My October reads are set to include the following (hopefully, I can indulge in them all!!!):


Salvage the Bones - Jesmyn Ward

This is a read for my book club. A novel centered around a poor family and their issues as Hurricane Katrina makes landfall.


Don't Let Go - Harlan Coben

Nap Dumas is a police detective who is a little obsessed with digging for answers to his brothers mysterious death and his high school girlfriend's disappearance.  However, somebody doesn't want him to.


The Widow - Fiona Barton

I'm listening to this one. 

Jean is a master pretender. Once pretending to be the perfect wife and now that her husband has died, people are searching for the truth. Or what Jean makes them believe is the truth...


Secret Obsession - Kimberla Lawson Roby 

Paige is up to some dangerous scheming as a result of a jealous feud...scheming against her own sister. Sounds like some drama!


The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie

I told myself that I would like to try and read at least on Agatha Christie a month.


So those are my tentative reads for now. I may get to them all and I may not. I feel like I should add a horror story in honor of Halloween...


What is on your October to read list?

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review 2017-10-02 01:23
Trust in love and soul brings two together
Lure of Obsession - Lisa Kessler

This is an intriguing story. Mythology mixing with the contemporary world. The instant attraction between Mel and Nate warned of something beyond them. Nate doubts himself but has such a big heart. It took Mel to push a bit to open him up. Their interactions with Maggie had tears in my eyes. I loved the HEA and look forward to more in this series to continue with the backstory.

I received a copy of this story through Netgalley, and this is my unsolicited review.

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review 2017-09-17 16:59
Book Review For: 'Save Me' Lucy Leroux
Save Me: A Singular Obsession Novella - Lucy Leroux

'Save Me' Lucy Leroux is book 4.5 in the "Singular Obsession" series. This is the story of Eric and Andie. I have read the other books in this series but feel you can make this a standalone book. Also know that this book is apart of the 'Coming In Hot' Box Set but now it is released on its own now with this book. This is a second chance at love story for Eric and Andie.
Eric's life was gonna from bad to worse and he up and left it about 2 years ago leaving Andie. Eric was hooded on Gambling and Drink and lost his job. When his at his lowest point he is at Calen's Gambling Hall when he needs to save a life. Luckily he does and that changes everything for him. Calen takes him on and helps him to get better. Now after getting his life back he is still missing Andie and did try to make contact when he got out of Rehab but she wouldn't have anything to do with him. When he learns that she is in trouble he goes to help her which opens up old wounds for them. Andie is at her worst and is surprised to see Eric again after he up and left.
I love Ms. Leroux writing and this was a nice second chance at love story.
Singular Obsession Series:,
Book 1: Making Her His,
Book 1.5: Confiscating Charlie,
Book 2: Calen's Captive,
Book 3: Stolen Angel,
Book 4: The Roman's Woman,
Book 4.5: Save Me,
Take Me,
"My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read."

Source: www.amazon.com/Save-Me-Singular-Obsession-Novella-ebook/dp/B075BLJJTJ/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1505661569&sr=1-1&keywords=Save+Me+Lucy+Leroux
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review 2017-09-15 03:45
Obsession - Jennifer L. Armentrout

Serena's best friend Mel saw her boyfriend (using term loosely) glow while arguing with his brother. She tells Serena. Naturally Serena doesn't believe her. But then, Mel is murdered in front of her eyes. This leads to Hunter being sent in to find out what she knows (and protect her). 
What worked: 
I liked the concept of the Arum and Luxen. Some of the descriptions during the love scenes were funny. ("His sex...," he is "thick and demanding....") 
What didn't:
Serena was meh. I thought she behaved inappropriately at times. This was when she would think how HOT Hunter was. She did this the first time they met. In the garage when Mel was killed. (I thought WHAT?!) Thinking about Hunter's appendage after he took her somewhere after her attempted murder (this was after being asleep for 2 days too. And not knowing where she was.). Then going after a certain someone. That was dumb. I could go on. But I won't. I'll spare you.
Then there's Hunter. He's an asshole. A big one. I didn't like when he felt Serena up while she was sleeping (but hey, she moaned, so it's okay!). OH HELL NO. I. Didn't. Like. Him. Since he's an alien, he soooooo superior to humanity. Well, he can take that attitude and shove it up his ass.
I also didn't care for the first person alternating points of view. If the chapters were labelled with who was narrating, I would have been (slightly) less annoyed. (Granted, you can easily tell who is narrating, but I still like my labels).
This was the first time I've read this author. Some of the reviews I read compared Serena and Hunter to the couple in the YA series in this same universe. While it sounds interesting, I probably won't read since I really hated Hunter (and I have zero interest in reading about a Luxen version of him).


Halloween Bingo:  Aliens (not called yet as of 9/14)

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review 2017-09-08 15:25
Lure of Obsession - Lisa Kessler

This one was such an easy read. I finished it in a day. It is very similar to the Paladins of Darkness series by Alexis Morgan, the Eternal Guardians series by Elizabeth Naughton, and the Iron Portal series by Laurie London. The characters were easy to like, the conflict was believable, the passion was great, and the love story developed steadily. I liked the role reversal with the fact that the man is the one who comes to know the paranormal exists rather than the female.  The women come into their muse at 18 where the Guardians don't come into their abilities until they cross path with their muse, so it is left to the women to induct the strong alpha type men into their world. It was a fun read and I'm glad I picked it up on NetGalley.


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