Yes. Indeed. Reading is good For my soul. I think I’ll breakdown the books I read and show the book covers. Maybe less of a review of each one as I go. Hopefully, you’ll still get the gist, right? lol. Okay. Here we go…
- January ’17
- February ’17
- March ’17
- April ’17
- May ’17
- June ’17
- July ’17
- August ’17
- September ’17
- October ’17
- November ’17
- December ’17
December 27th, 2016 -> January 6th: Rock Chick Reckoning: This is the story of Stella and Mace. My Goodreads review: “OMG!!! The Feels!!! ;)”
12th: The Mistletoe Secret by Richard Paul Evans: I read this one pretty fast. My Goodreads review: “🙂 Okay. This was cute! 5 hours of Audible. Have to say… The Feels…. 🙂”
6th -> 17th: Rock Chick Regret: This is the story of Hector and Sadie. I loved their characters as well. I love how she goes from an “Ice Princess” at the beginning to a softie at the end.
17th -> 18th: Full Package By Lauren Blakely: Needed a quick break from the Rock CHick series. It was a pretty quick read. Started mid-evening and finished just after midnight…
17th -> 25th: Rock Chick Revolution: This is the last of the Rock Chick series by Kristen Alley. This is the story of Ally and Ren. It was pretty good. The author used the character of Jane to embody her own personality. I have to admit to delaying the end of this book to make it last…
From Goodreads: “🙂 Best ending to the series! But I’m sad it’s over. I’ll keep hoping for more, but…. ”
25th -> 26th: Trading Christmas by Debbie Macomber: This was a cute little story that includes a mother/daughter relationship, mis-understandings, and people falling in love, despite the odds. This is everything that I’ve come to love and know about Debbie Macomber books. Well done!!!
From Goodreads: “It was a cute little read. Wish I had gotten to it before Christmas, but what-evs. It was still pretty good.”
26th: The Dispatcher by John Scalzi: This was a cute little story. A bit odd, but I loved listening to Zachary Quinto reading it even better. He does voices, ya’ll!!! 🙂
From Goodreads: “Interesting story… Better reader, if you get it through Audible. I mean, come on… It’s freaking “new Spock” reading to you…. “
6th -> 8th: Surrender by Melody Anne: It was cute and entertaining. Not something I would recommend to my family, though. Hence why I had a 1 star rating on Goodreads…
From Goodreads :”It was cute and entertaining while I was sick…”
22nd -> 24th: Bedding the Wrong Brother by Virna DePaul
From Goodreads: “:) Cute”
24th -> 27th: The Substitute by Denise Grover Swank. From Goodreads: “:) Cute”
1st: Beast Unchained by Daniella Wright. Shifter romance. Pretty good.
1st -> 2nd: First Beginning by Malcolm Bryant. Hot guys and animals? Perfect combo!
2nd -> 6th: The Succubus in a Red Dress by Daniel David Garcia. Cute. But I dunno how I feel about it, even a month later…
7th: Filthy Professor by Amy Brent. My Goodreads review says it all.
From Goodreads: “🙂 Look. I liked the main book itself. I just never try to give a 5 star on anything that I wouldn’t be proud to recommend to my mother. It’s not on the fault of the author, or anything like that. I enjoyed it. Just see my previous comment… ”
7th: Dirty Filthy Rich Boys by Laurelin Paige. My Goodreads review says it all.
From Goodreads: “🙂 Okay. NOT sold on this one… It was a cute little story. Rescuer getting her V-Chip, him being an a-hole about her grades to get it… I’m more confused by the main character than anything. Maybe there’s more to their story coming up… I’ll have to see…”
6th -> 7th: Teaching The Boss by Mallory Crowe.
7th->8th: Tapping The Billionaire by Max Monroe.
8th: A Seal’s Oath by Cora Seton. I like the concept of this book. Bringing in an important Ecological issue of composting and not being wasteful. Basically, they are building a sustainable community, which is a topic I’m in LOVE with! The concept revolves around a Reality TV show where Navy Seals pledge to save their Farming project by falling in love and marrying while on Camera. This one was Boone and Riley’s story, the first to meet (as in, when they were younger) and fall in love. I LOVED this book!
9th ->10th: A Seal’s Vow by Cora Seton. I like the concept of this book. Bringing in an important Ecological issue of composting and not being wasteful. Basically, they are building a sustainable community, which is a topic I’m in LOVE with! The concept revolves around a Reality TV show where Navy Seals pledge to save their Farming project by falling in love and marrying while on Camera. This one was Clay and Nora’s story. I LOVED this book! Although, I hated that Nora was in trouble with a stalker, but… Yeah. You’ll have to read this to figure out all the details.
9th -> 12th: A Seal’s Consent by Cora Seton. I like the concept of this book. Bringing in an important Ecological issue of composting and not being wasteful. Basically, they are building a sustainable community, which is a topic I’m in LOVE with! The concept revolves around a Reality TV show where Navy Seals pledge to save their Farming project by falling in love and marrying while on Camera. This one was Harris (Hawk) and Samantha’s story.
12th -> 14th: A Seal’s Pledge by Cora Seton. I like the concept of this book. Bringing in an important Ecological issue of composting and not being wasteful. Basically, they are building a sustainable community, which is a topic I’m in LOVE with! The concept revolves around a Reality TV show where Navy Seals pledge to save their Farming project by falling in love and marrying while on Camera. This one was Jericho and Savannah’s story. I LOVED this book! This one wasn’t released until this year, so I suppose I’ll have to wait for the next one to come out, even though I’m anxious to read the next one! 🙂 Well done Ms. Seton!
15th -> 16th: Filthy Scrooge by Taryn Quinn. Interesting. A Kandy Kane melting the heart of a scrooge? Perfect! 🙂
17th -> 20th: The Soldier’s E-mail Order Bride by Cora Seton. Cute. Austin and Ella meet online via an e-mail ad. Interesting concept of the Ranch/Military dude getting a movie star. It was a pretty cute story. Wasn’t sure about reading the rest of this mini-series, though…
20th -> 21st: Talking As Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between by Lauren Graham. My Goodreads review says it all…
From Goodreads: “🙂 ALLL Gilmore Girls Fans will enjoy this one. Lauren talks about the original series and the Reboot. Her thoughts on both, the final 4 words, and Ed. Well Done! I listened to the audio version, which made it SOOO much better! Wish there was 10 stars I could give it… ”
18th – > 21st: Sing Your Heart Out by Crystal Kaswell. Rockstar fiction? Sign me up! It was a pretty cute book. Won’t be reading the rest in the series, even though I gave the book a 4 star review. I think I had enough of the bandmates with this first book. I don’t need to see them in later books. Sorry, but there it is…
21st: The Invoice by Jonas Karlsson. I read the audio version of this book, on a suggestion from the ladies on the “Knit The Books” podcast. They were right. This book was pretty good. I honestly couldn’t stop listening to this wonderful story. My Goodreads review should tell you the rest…
From Goodreads: “”I love this book. It’s so cute, and it got me thinking about my own life. It also draws parallels between the main character’s love of movies and his own real life. I mean, how many of us see the beauty in movies that they may normally not see in real life. Well Done! Reader was pretty good too… ”
22nd: Wicked Wedding by Brooke Page. Cute story. But I’m not sure how I feel about it, even with the time that has passed since I read it… But it helped pass the evening. So, I guess that’s something…
25th -> 27th: Bedded Bliss by Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott. Vegas shotgun wedding starts their relationship. However, there is more to this story that meets the eye. Which is perfect for me… My Goodreads review says it all…
From Goodreads: “Like… aww. The ending was pretty cute! 🙂”
28th ->29th: Yes Boss by Juliana Conners. Boss and employee. I don’t know why I keep reading these, but I seem like I was in the mood for them when I originally downloaded them… So, I guess that’s something… I only said “Cute” as a review on Goodreads, so I guess that’s telling, right?
1st ->2nd: Lemon Drops and Love by Angela Stevens. Okay, so I think I have more to say about this one than a few others. Mostly, because I made a note to do so… Controlling boyfriend gets dumped and ends up stalking the girl. Gil hooks up with her best friend. Best friend helps to fight him off. Rape and other bad things help make them stronger. But it helps show off the victim’s side of things, which made it a VERY powerful story. I’ll admit, I was crying much of the time while reading this book, and I think that’s a powerful emotion, and the right emotion you want your readers to have when dealing with such a dark subject. So, well done, Ms. Stevens!
2nd -> 3rd: A Risk Worth Taking by Heather Hildenbrand. After the last one, I needed something a bit lighter. This one was perfect! Broken girl meets an ecological-minded dude, who helps her take her mind off her problems.
3rd: Coming Back to You by Darline Joyce. It was cute, but not really as good as some others in this same genre…
4th -> 6th: Close to Home by Suzanne Ferrell. My goodreads review says it all! 🙂
From Goodreads: “🙂 VERY good. A Must-read!”
6th: Embracing my Submission by Jenna Jacob. Subject matter is adult, but it’s a nice little story that teaches the reader that no matter what life throws at you, don’t be afraid to be yourself.. No matter what.. And while you’re off finding yourself, if you find a handsome man who accepts you for who you are, then keep hold of him VERY tight. 🙂