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review 2020-04-30 14:51
Tucker - Emily March

It was a cute story, a bit slow at times, but overall a cute romantic story.  I had a hard time sticking with it. There was some passion, the story line was alright- nothing over dramatic- Gillian was engaged to a guy that really didn’t respect her dreams and he breaks things off shortly before the wedding, and Tucker is a rough-around-the-edges guy that just retired from the military who sets his eyes on her as his forever and works towards that end.  It was sweet, just a bit slower than I like. I made it to chapter 12, which is 57%, before I had to start skimming through it to get it done, which I never do. If you like sweet home-town romances without a lot of drama or emotional turmoil to get through, this is a Romance for you! It is on the tamer side for those who don’t like too much sex scenes. If you prefer stories that have more steamy scenes from start-to-finish (not necessarily sex just chemistry) than you will find this more on the tame sweet side, nothing wrong with that, just go in expecting it. I did like Jackson more than I did Tucker.

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text 2020-04-07 18:07
Top Reads for March

 

A wee bit late with this but my Top Four Reads for March. The Shape of Family just barely edged out the other three as my top read.

 

What were your standout reads of March?

 

Links to review

 

4 stars The Shape of Family by Shilpi Somaya Gowda 

 

3.5 stars Highland Sword by May McGoldrick

 

3.5 stars Beast by Judith Ivory

 

3.5 stars Claimed by a Scottish Lord by Melody Thomas

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I had one of my best reading months in March. I think it had a lot to do with not selecting heavy historical fiction books and choosing lighter reads. I always request my favorite genre and then get bogged down with 5-6 heavy WWII and Slavery books that take a toll on me mentally. I'm not complaining because I like what I like. I'm just saying that I need to learn balance. 

 

A wonderful St. Martin's publicist reached out to me to read Butterfly 2 (that will be released in June) by the beast writer Ashley Antoinette. I had requested the first book Butterfly, but hadn't read it. Knowing myself I decided to stop everything and start Butterfly. Well, that was the beginning of a reading frenzy. Butterfly is the spinoff of the Ethic Series which consist of 6 books. Not only that, but it really all begins with the book Moth to a Flame. I feverishly read Butterfly 1 and 2 and then continued on to MTAF. I'm starting Ethic 1 today. Ashley has proven over the years that writing is her calling and we readers are happy she answered it. These are Street Fiction and are about that life. Most have heavy explicit sex scenes. I must admit that sometimes I'm bothered by that if not noted. However, I find that it comes with these types of books and Ashley delivers even in this. It's steamy!

 

One of my new favorite regency romance authors is Darcy Burke. I can't get enough of her books. I was introduced to her through Erica Ridley. They co-wrote the Wicked Dukes Club. If you enjoy regency romance I would enthusiastically recommend both authors works. I enjoyed A Duke is Never Enough and can't wait to read another one of her backlist while I wait for her next release. It won't be long because both authors crank out stories like no other.

 

Eric Jerome Dickey's books, that I've read, have been hit or miss. His new release The Business of Lovers didn't disappoint. It was a solid story. What I didn't enjoy was his graphic sex scenes. They were written with a male perspective, in my opinion. I can now see a glimpse of why he is so beloved by many. I'm all about the story. You can be a good writer and have a bad story. I get that. Also, you can rush a story and not develop it to its potential. I'm enthused to say that's not the case here.

 

I requested and was approved on Edelweiss for a digital copy of Glass Town by Isabel Greenberg. I tried to view it on my kindle fire 8, but the words were so small and could not be enlarged that I decide to just purchase a copy from Book depository. I knew that I would want a copy for my shelves. The book is absolutely stunning. It is well crafted and the pages are very thick. The story was good. Was I wowed by it? No, I wasn't, but that doesn't mean I didn't appreciate what Isabel has done. It is a story I will read over and over and share with the littles in my life.

 

The Fifth Avenue Story Society by Rachel Hauk was an unforgettable read. You get so immersed in the characters. The character development was everything. When the story ended I was kind of left hanging. I wanted more. I haven't read many books by this author, but have seen others sing her high praises. I own more than a couple of her backlist books and will be picking them up before years end. Books about books are most book lovers favorites to read and I wouldn't miss this one if you enjoy them.

 

*I'm losing steam friends. I will continue with the last 2 books.

 

Saving Savannah by Tonya Bolden was a quick read. I did enjoy it. It is historical fiction set in the 1900's at the time of the Red Summer and the fight for the right to vote for women. The book itself is stunning. I will be picking up a copy for my shelves. I listened to the audio of the book on Hoopla. Hoopla is awesome! The narrator did a great job.

 

The final book to discuss is The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica. Wowzers! This book had all the twist and turns. I thought I knew what was happening, but found out about 2/3 in that I had no clue and was way off. I commend Kubica for her page-turner suspense abilities. She is another author that has been on my radar, but haven't read. I've been missing out. Friends pick this one up. I'm telling you it is one not to be missed!

 

I'm excited for April and hope I have another awesome month of great reads...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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text 2020-04-02 19:48
March ´20 - What I´ve read

Another month has gone and oh boy, March felt like it would never end because of real life.

 

However, I had a very successfull reading month, with 14 finished books in total (one of these books being a re-read of Murder on the Orient Express):

 

 

In terms of format, I rediscovered ebooks and the use of my local library, from which I´ve got the majority of the ebooks I have read this month:

 

 

As for the books I have read, I had an amazing reading month. As seen in my star ratings:

 

 

I had four 5 star books. That´s amazing and overall I´m so happy with my reading in March.

 

Even though I have four 5 star books, I have two definite favorites this month:

 

A Thousand Ships - Natalie Haynes  Macbeth (The Pelican Shakespeare) - William Shakespeare,A.R. Braunmuller,Stephen Orgel,Stephen Orgel,Stephen Orgel  

 

Both stories are so good!

 

The two other 5 star reads are:

 

Deathtrap: A Thriller in Two Acts - Ira Levin  Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Audio) - Agatha Christie,David Suchet  

 

4.5 stars went to:

 

The Inugami Curse - Seishi Yokomizo,Yumiko Yamakazi  Towards Zero - Agatha Christie  Much Ado About Nothing - William Shakespeare  

 

The 4 star reads:

 

The Tropic of Serpents - Marie Brennan,Kate Reading  Their Lost Daughters - Joy Ellis,Richard Armitage  

 

3.5 stars:

 

Rogue Protocol - Martha Wells  The Case Is Closed - Patricia Wentworth  The Drowner: A Novel - John D. MacDonald  

 

3 stars:

 

The Convenient Marriage - Georgette Heyer 

 

 

2 stars (the dud of the month):

 

The Shining Girls - Lauren Beukes 

 

And in the same vain as in the previous months, I DNFd four books in March:

 

The Last Wish : Introducing the Witcher - Andrzej Sapkowski,Danusia Stok  Malice Aforethought - Francis Iles  All the Beautiful Lies: A Novel - Peter Swanson  My Lovely Wife - Samantha Downing  

 

Book 1: Such a misogynistic crap-fest of a book.

Book 2: I hated the main character with all my heart. 

Book 3 + 4: I was bored out of my mind reading these books.

 

This was truly not a bad month for me when it comes to reading.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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