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review 2017-09-14 21:28
Amazing Historical Romance
The Right Kind of Rogue (Playful Brides) - Valerie Bowman

The Right Kind Of Rogue is a phenomenal historical romance by Valerie Bowman.  Ms Bowman has once again astounded me with her storytelling abilities.  She has delivered a well-written book and packed it full with a lovable, awesome cast of characters.  Wallflower Meg and popular rake Hart's story has plenty of drama, humor, misunderstandings and sizzle to keep readers glued to their books.  I loved reading The Right Kind Of Rogue and look forward to reading more from Valerie Bowman in the future.  The Right Kind Of Rogue is book 8 of the Playful Brides Series but can easily be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.


I voluntarily read an Advance Reader Copy of this book that I received from NetGalley.

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review 2017-09-09 02:55
Finding Faith (Bedford Park Brides) by Connie Dave
Finding Faith (Bedford Park Brides Book 1) - Connie Davé


Connie Dave has a well rounded style.  Her characters are realistic and the obstacles they face are identifiable and relatable.   Like all humans, Ben and Faith weren't meant to be perfect.  Knowing that they were flawed are what draws readers in to their romantic entanglement.  Finding Faith is a roller coaster of emotions that is meant to be explored. 


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review 2017-09-01 20:51
The Betting Vow (Unconventional Brides) by K.M. Jackson
The Betting Vow (Unconventional Brides Romance) - K.M. Jackson


The lighter side of love with some serious issues thrown in for good measure.  K.M. Jackson and her band of Unconventional Brides make the grade, as they throw shade and bring on the laughs while finding their heart's desire.  Leila and Carter know that love is a serious business, but with humor and compromise, falling in love can be  a treasure worth waiting for.  The Betting Vow bets on happily ever after and scores big time.

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text 2017-08-31 07:25
COYER Summer 2017 Wrap Up
A Lady for Lord Randall (Brides of Waterloo) - Sarah Mallory
A Mistress for Major Bartlett - Annie Burrows
The Bull Rider's Homecoming (Blue Thorn Ranch) - Allie Pleiter
Mission of Hope (Love Inspired Historical) - Allie Pleiter
Homefront Hero - Allie Pleiter
The Doctor's Undoing (Love Inspired Historical) - Allie Pleiter
Persepolis I & II - Marjane Satrapi
Falling for the Enemy - Naomi Rawlings


I am cutting COYER short to make room for Halloween Bingo. Between IRL obligations and running this beehive, my reading time is shorter than it was in the beginning of summer. So here is my wrap up post.


I chose the reading list option for this challenge, which helped a lot because I didn't spend so much time choosing which book to read next - it was already done for me. I tried to pick books that were languishing on the TBR for a long time. I only read 2 books not on my list.


When it came to the quality of what I read, there are some highlights: book one and two of the Brides of Waterloo trilogy, all of Allie Pleiter's books, Falling for the Enemy, and The Complete Persepolis. Some lowlights include the Midnight Breed novella, Butterfly Swords, and a few books I received at RT that failed to impress.


I completed a trilogy in the first read-a-thon of the challenge (Brides of Waterloo). I got ahead of a few series as well. The first two read-a-thons went well, the last one I tanked hard. I also did BL-opoly for a little while and did two outside read-a-thons (#24in48 and BoB Cycle 20). I also got a few more prompts from the Pop Sugar challenge filled.


For the most part, I kept up on reviews and participated in the FB group most days. The Instagram challenge went well for the first 18 days, then I completely lost the will to keep going - this is still MUCH more than I usually do, so I am happy. I won during one of the Twitter chat parties, so I just have to pick out my prize.


Overall, I am happy with my work in this challenge and look forward to the winter edition. For the winter edition: sign ups start November 18th, challenge starts December 18th (not as long as the summer one). The title of the winter edition is Winter Switch, and there is hints at having another list option and new rules to play by. Stay tuned.



45 books total on the list (30 original and 15 additions)

37 books read

     .5 star - 2 books

     1 star - 4 books

     1.5 stars - 2 books

     2 stars - 10 books

     2.5 stars - 1 books

     3 stars - 3 books

     3.5 stars - 3 books

     4 stars - 4 books

     4.5 stars - 3 books

     5 stars - 3 books

6 books sent back to the TBR pile

2 books DNF'd

6 books from the library, everything else was from my personal library

3 non-fiction books




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review 2017-08-29 16:54
The Right Kind of Rogue (Playful Brides) - Valerie Bowman

I enjoyed Meg and Hart's story a lot.  There were great highs and lows in the emotional story of these two characters. The passion and suspense were intense at times, especially after they became engaged and then married. Man, I felt so sorry for Meg and I hated how Lucy went about trapping Hart into marriage with Meg. It had a strong plot and conflict that kept the reader engrossed. The characters were well developed and the development of the relationship moved steadily and had bumps along the way that kept the reader emotionally connected to them. I liked Hart and Meg and their story. How she has loved him since she was 16 and how he was too blind to what as in front of him from the very beginning added to the overall story. You felt sorry for Meg and you couldn't help wanting to yell at Hart for being so cold and stubborn, though Meg was too. Overall, I loved it. I definitely need to go back and read the first 6 books in the series.

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