This series just gets better and better! Major has been noticeably absent off and on throughout the series with those absences increasing in book four. Now, with this fifth installment, we know why and where he's been. The problem isn't what he's doing, but who it's with. Then he runs into Pip and as is the way with Fanning's bear mates, Major's world is rocked. Pip's gift is the best one yet and certainly comes in handy, but the fact that this pair has a past is the hardest for them to overcome, creating just the right amount of angst for the story.
The book is well-written and engaging enough that I read it in one sitting. Much like the rest of the series, it's full of romance, action, a bit of steamy fun, and some suspense as the Nomads take the war with the cartel to the next level. We also get to revisit past characters to see how they're doing and I have to add that the banter between Christie and Mundo was fantastic!
'ROMANCING THE WALLFLOWER" by Michelle Major is book Eight in the "Crimson, Colorado" series. This is the story of Erin MacDonald and David McCay.
David once was a baseball player but know after coming back to help his sister and his nephew Rhett he has become a local Brewery owner.
Erin is a kindergarten who has Rhett in her class and also has David in her heart as a secret crush. When Rhett has an issue she goes to David for help solving the problem. This opens them up to meeting more and dealing with their attractions. Both think the other is out of their league and a few other things but they slowly come to know that they are just right for each other.
This was a really sweet book True to the Harlequin Name.
"My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read."
Annabelle's dead brother haunts her dreams, pleading with her to help him, and the only way she knows how, is to go to where Alan died and try to find his killer...
The mystery was intriguing, the slightly paranormal angle satisfying without descending into the bizarre, the suspense intense...It would've made for a pretty awesome suspense/thriller if it weren't for:
The fact it was written in the first person POV of the heroine didn't help matters at all, merely compounding her bad traits.
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