*Better late than never right?
Books I Read:
Too Late - 3.75 Stars - Super intense.
The Rehearsal Dinner - 4 Stars - Hot, and not just because the characters are firefighters
A Little Big Rock - 4 Stars - I need to figure out where I can sign up for a Spencer of my own.
Creative Quest - 3.5 Stars - Interesting, made me think more about creativity than I think I ever have, and that’s a good thing.
The Reception - 4 Stars - Just as hot as I thought it would be. So ready for Consumed
The Edible Cookie Dough Book - 5 Stars - So many fun and delicious recipes that I can’t wait to try
Eternal Beast - 4 Stars - So many layers of story.
Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It - 4 Stars - Inspirational
Consumed - 4 Stars - Great start to a new series. I love these characters
Seriously… I’m Kidding - 4 Stars - lots of fun
Rough & Ready - 3.5 Stars - Tanner Green is swoonworthy
Single and Looking Daisy - Balinda Austin - Daisy is a hot mess who needs psychiatric help.
Sexsomnia - Anya Omah - So far I dislike the “Hero”
Lies - T.M. Logan - Just started so nothing much has happened
Year to Date Totals:
January: 9 books
February: 10 books
March: 9 books
April: 6 books
May: 10 books
June: 6 books
July: 7 books
August: 12 books
2018: 69 books
Better Late Than Never is the 15th and final installment of the Rev. Curtis Black series.
When Rev. Black receives an alarming telephone call that his sister, who he hasn’t had any contact with in decades is gravely ill, he rushes to be by her side. As he spends as much time with her as possible old, disturbing memories of his childhood begin to surface.
Meanwhile, 12-year-old Curtina’s attitude toward her parents start to change. She turns into a disrespectful and deceitful preteen full of resentment.
Now that Charlotte and Rev. Black are in a good place in their marriage and with their children, a sense of unfulfillment takes control which may cause her to resort to her old ways.
I found this installment to be less dramatic and over the top as the previous novels in the series. I emotionally connected to some of the experiences in the story. At times when describing the relationships with the older children characters it was too “sugary sweet.”
I must say, in Kimberla Lawson Roby’s style, there’s always a lesson about forgiveness, hope and redemption. This series was fun and dramatically charged. I believe this series will be missed by many readers, however I sense a series based on Curtina.
I Picked Up This Book Because:
The Characters: I’m not quite sure how I ended up on Wattpad but there I was and there was the story so…..
Asa Jackson: It’s a shame that he is by all counts the villain in this story but he is also the only one who’s last name I remember
I don’t even know where to begin on this one. This was so crazy and addicting. We have Asa, campus drug slinger, abused child, super smart, abusive boyfriend. Then we have Sloan, neglected child, defacto mother for disabled brother, stuck in a relationship so her brother can be taken care of. Enter Carter aka Luke, undercover officer sent in with his partner Dalton./Ryan to collect evidence against Asa, the yin to Sloan’s yang.
All I can tell you is read it. You won’t believe the things that happen. They will shock and awe you and then maybe make you cry. The drama is over the top and I like it that way.
The Random Thoughts:
Early prediction (view spoiler)
65% Prediction Change (view spoiler)
Oh and I was totally right about these... well mostly.... like 78%
The Score Card:
This book starts with the first ever library return where you could return your books without a fine, no matter how late they were. The library ends up being filled with books being returned after weeks, months and years. Lindsey, the library director, asks her usuals at the "Crafternoon" to help check books back into the library and arrange them for placement back on shelves. She even offers prizes for the book that was returned after being gone the longest. The ladies find a book that was checked out 1 day before the person who borrowed it was murdered. Lindsey takes the book to the police and then starts her own investigation with Robbie, an old English actor with a crush on her, to find out who really murdered the lady, an English teacher at the local high school.
This also has Lindsey "talking" about her relationship with Sully and then the two of them coming out and letting the whole town know.
It was a cute story and there were some moments that were too crazy to be probable, but still a fun story.