In May, I read 15 books!
The Dark Tower: The Little Sisters of Eluria
The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger-The Battle of Tull
The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger-The Way Station
The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge by David McCullough
Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen, narrated by Bruce Springsteen
Those Across the River by Christopher Buehlman
Between Two Fires by Christopher Buehlman
Dare Me by Megan Abbott
The End of Everything by Megan Abbott
Skitter by Ezekiel Boone
Black Mad Wheel by Josh Malerman
Celebrity Chef Zombie Apocalypse
The Well by Jack Cady
Boo! by David Haynes
Saffron and Brimstone: Strange Stories by Elizabeth Hand
Total Books Read in May: 15
Horror Aficionados Mount TBR Challenge:
(Horror Aficionados Group on Goodreads)
Goal: Read 40 books I already own in 2017
January Count: 1
February Count: 2
March and April Count: 0
May: 2 (Boo! and The Well)
Running Count: 5
Coolthulhu Crew 2017 Challenge:
Goal: Read Horror Books!
January Books: 5
Running Count: 27
Graphic Novel Challenge:
(Paced Reading Group on GR)
Goal: Read 25 Graphic novels in 2017
January count: 5
February count: 2
March count: 5
April count: 5
May count: 3
Running count: 20
Keep Calm and Read On!
“Personal Challenges is a full-length contemporary romance novel, a wonderful read that I couldn't put down and I give 5 Stars. Thank you KC Wells!” - KD Amazon Reviewer
“The series is worth revisiting…” - Light Amazon Reviewer
“I love the way KC writes! This was a great ending to this wonderful series!” - gruvermom Amazon Reviewer
When K.C. Wells offered me this book for review, I asked her if it could be read as a standalone, since I hadn't read the first three books in this series. She said I'd be fine, and after reading this, I completely agree.
I had no problems whatsoever in following along or figuring out who's who. The other three books are now on my TBR, and I'll get to reading them just as soon as I can, because I want to see how these three couples got to where they are in this book.
We have Will and Blake, who welcome little baby Nathan as their second child, what with older sister Sophie, and their lives are blissful and happy, until they find out that little Nathan might have a medical issue.
There's Rick and Angelo, who are planning their wedding, but are thwarted time and again by Angelo's mother's meddling in their wedding plans.
And there's Colin and Ed, who are also blissfully happy, but then Colin gets a call from an ex who has some bad news which brings back a rather painful period of Colin's life before Ed.
For all three couples, there are hurdles to overcome, and we are given a well-rounded vision into life after their initial romance, and how they are making things work. I enjoyed reading about them all, and I especially enjoyed how close-knit they all are with each other, what with Rick and Angelo and Colin and Ed all serving as uncles to Sophie and Nathan, and how they help each other out, in word and deed, whenever needed. This is a group of friends I wouldn't mind having in my own life.
Of course, none of them are perfect, but they are perfect for each other. And they still burn up the sheets much like they likely did in the previous three books.
Overall, I would say that if you've read the first three books, you'll definitely want to read this book too, just so you can see them all happily together still and riding off into the proverbial sunset, and if you haven't read the first three, you'll still enjoy this as much as I did.
By the way, this is a very British book with very British characters and very British words. Which I love because I'm a total Anglophile, and reading Ed's particular accent was a special treat for me.
K.C. Wells has a real knack for writing massive emotions into her books, sprinkled deliberately with holy hot boysecks, Batman. This book is no exception to that rule.
** I received a free copy of this book from its author. A positive review was not promised in return. My apologies for the late review.**
“It’s a touching and rewarding finale to a fantastic series, and “personal challenges” is definitely a very fitting title!” - Rainbow Book Reviews “Loved this book!!!” - Love Bytes Reviews “KC wells continues to blow me away with each book that is written and this one did the same.” - Reader Review