I am burning out on COYER. I need something other than Harlequin romance. Bring on Halloween Bingo!
BL/GR: 128/150; 85% completed
Pop Sugar: 2; 42/52 prompts filled
Library Love Challenge: 2; 42/36 for the year
COYER: 12; 82% of list read from June-August
1. Falling for the Enemy by Naomi Rawlings (COYER) (Pop Sugar) - 5 stars
2. Homicide in High Heels (High Heels #8) by Gemma Halliday (COYER) (Library Love) - 4 stars
3. Chaucer's Major Tales by Michael Hoy and Michael Stevens (Pop Sugar) (COYER) (Library Love) - 2.5 stars
4. Her Holiday Family by Winnie Griggs (COYER) - 4 stars
5. Mission of Hope by Allie Pleiter (COYER) - 4.5 stars
6. The Baby Barter by Patty Smith Hall (COYER) - 3 stars
7. Emma and the Outlaw by Linda Lael Miller (COYER) - 1.5 stars
8. The Bootlegger's Daughter by Lauri Robinson (COYER) - 1 star
9. Love, Special Delivery by Melinda Curtis (COYER) - 2 stars
10. Butterfly Swords by Jeannie Lin (COYER) - .5 star
11. The Dragon and the Pearl by Jeannie Lin (COYER) - 4 stars
Finished The Bootlegger's Daughter by Lauri Robinson
Continued to read Butterfly Swords by Jeannie Lin
Finished Butterfly Swords by Jeannie Lin
Started The Dragon and the Pearl by Jeannie Lin - 10% read
Continued with The Dragon and the Pearl by Jeannie Lin (40% read) - so far, it is a much better story than Butterfly Swords
Describe yourself in six words - I posted via Twitter https://twitter.com/tea_rain_book/status/899554770326892544
Rainbow spine pic posted to IG https://www.instagram.com/p/BXm9lPTBN_U/?taken-by=tearainbook
Reading progress going okay. Challenges are okay. Can't do the Twitter chats due to time zones (2am is either for sleeping or reading). Getting more reading done than I thought I would with the few PTO events I have to prep and go to.
*sigh* I should have DNF at 30%, but I already DNF'd two other books on my COYER reading list and didn't want to start a trend.
Norma Rose Nightingale was an unlikeable heroine - cold, unforgiving, mean. She wasn't that great of a business woman, even though the reader is told over and over again how the resort turned in massive profits due to her work. She was a caricature of the "hard dame" type of woman of the Jazz Age. Although she was smart and had opinions about Prohibition failing which turned true, she was pretty dumb when it came to people. Tyler Bradshaw wasn't much better - he had a single mission that gave him all the motivation for everything he did. Both had tragic back stories that rang false (Norma Rose doesn't want to nurse anyone if they are sick because she had to take care of her dead mother and brother during the Spanish flu outbreak; Tyler had his family massacred by the mobster he is searching for at the resort).
The plotline and scenes were really disjointed; the author seemed not to understand the balance of suspense and romance. Plot threads were brought up and drop with frequency. The whole point of the plot was for Tyler to bring Ray Bodine to justice....and the reader got one paragraph about how Tyler took him done after the fact. This was the major plot line, the whole reason for Tyler to be there at the resort in the first place, and it was resolved away from the resort and with no details. The ending was very abrupt and unsatisfying.